We are still collecting donations for more sexual self-determination!
Save The Date: On February 15th, 2020 we are holding another solidarity fundraising festival – this time in its winter edition! From 2-6 p.m. there will be various stage slots at the Sonntagsclub e.V., (Greifenhagener Straße 28, 10437 Berlin), as well as space for TIN people to get to know each other and exchange ideas in an open and relaxed atmosphere.
No matter if you do drag, poetry, music or theatre – you wanna rock the stage? Then contact us until Sunday, February 9th 2020 at 11 pm via firstname.lastname@example.org – first come first served 😉
You wanna help out? We need support with all kinds of things: setting up and cleaning out, putting out flyers, bringing food (e.g. cake), interpreting, providing accessibility, and much more. Again, write us an email via email@example.com.
Accessibility information: [in German]. Please contact us in case of concrete needs or questions about improved accessibility.
But who are we?
We are Geschlechtliche Selbstbestimmung finanzieren (English: Finance Gender Self-Determination), a group that emerged from the local Berlin activist group Aktion Standesamt 2018 (English: Operation Registry Office). We are trans*, inter* and nonbinary (TIN) people from Berlin, as well as our allies.
In order to achieve self-determination in our official gender registration, legislation has to be changed and lawsuits have to be filed. This is because the hurdles that the current Personal Status Law (PStG) sets for changing a person’s name and gender in state-registration are too high. This law requires a certificate from a physician regarding our medical sex. We do not want to have to resort to medical approval to confirm our gender. To bring the change we want we need to collect further funds.
We will use the collected donations from the second TIN-Solifest to start a legal-aid fund, which would help trans, inter and nonbinary people to access their rights, for example, when dealing with health insurance providers or for lawsuits regarding other problematic laws (e.g. parenting according to the Civil Code).
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