trans-fuzja transgendered people group en logo Groundbreaking Court Decision in Poland on Gender Recognition Abroad On June 1, a court in Warsaw issued a decision that allows a Polish citizen, who transitioned legally in Germany, to change her personal data (gender marker and first as well as last name) without obtaining a transsexual diagnosis and going through a civil court case in Poland. Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:52:42 +0000 ‘Equality before the law is not in the interest of the running government’ – Trans-Fuzja Foundation writes a letter to the Polish President On March 3 Trans-Fuzja’s president took part in NGOs meeting with President Andrzej Duda regarding government’s actions against the Constitutional Court. Today, we publish Trans-Fuzja's Management Board position on the matter. Tue, 31 May 2016 14:02:43 +0000 The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights supports pro-health actions for LGBTI people The main objective of FRA is to research situation of various excluded social groups of European Union. This time the agency decided to focus on people discriminated against based on their sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, or intersex status and the problems they encounter in accessing health services. Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:59:21 +0000 No place for trans people in Poland? Trans-Fuzja Foundation comments on Jarosław Kaczyński's statement A day before the pre-election silence, the Prawo i Sprawiedliwość (Law and Justice) party leader, who is said to majorly win the elections this Sunday, clearly showed again that he does not understand what trans issues are and also does not have any knowledge on gender recognition in Poland. Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:24:58 +0000 Presidential veto upheld. Polish Parliament did not vote on the Gender Accordance Act Today, two Parliamentary Committees, the Committee for Health and the Committee for Justice and Human Rights, which were supposed to report their position to the Parliamentary Assembly and advise either to vote down or uphold the recent presidential veto, were not able to reach an agreement before the last voting schedule. The Committees were unable to choose a rapporteur for their decision and hence a vote could not have taken place and the veto was therefore upheld. Polish Parliament ended its term today and elections are scheduled for October 25th. Fri, 09 Oct 2015 21:53:15 +0000 #No2TransVeto - Trans People in Poland Speak Against Presidential Veto Stanisław, Sonia and Eweryst are three among many trans persons in Poland disappointed and angry about the recent veto by President Andrzej Duda of a new gender recognition legislation. They decided to tell the world what they as Polish citizens need and require from democratically elected authorities. Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:13:11 +0000 President Andrzej Duda vetoes the Gender Accordance Act It is with our deepest regrets to inform that yesterday President Andrzej Duda vetoed the Gender Accordance Act and denied trans people in Poland their human rights, treating them as second-class citizens. Sat, 03 Oct 2015 07:35:11 +0000 Polish Senate Passes the Gender Accordance Act with Unnecessary Amendments Friday, August 7 marked the day the Polish Senate passed the gender recognition legislation, changing its na,e to “Gener Marker Change Act”. It is a great victory for trans people in Poland who were waiting too long for new regulations that will finally end the need to sue their parents in court as part of the legal gender recognition process. The Act was, however, passed with an amendment, which clearly shows that the Senate is not ready to realize that trans people and their families deserve their autonomy, intimacy and dignity to be respected. Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:12:40 +0000 Polish Parliament makes trans history On Thursday, July 23 lower chamber of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), passed the Gender Accordance Act, the country's first gender recognition legislation in history. Being part of a long parliamentary procedure and under constant criticism and attacks coming from conservative media, after its initial submission by Anna Grodzka, Poland's first openly trans MP, in May 2012, the Act passed today with an overwhelming result of 252 votes for, 158 against and 11 abstaining. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:57:03 +0000 The Gender Accordance Act DRAFT Please note that this document is an unofficial translation created for international advocacy purposes by the Trans-Fuzja Foundation. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 09:32:57 +0000 The 2009-2013 LGR report A Report on Court and Administrative Procedures is now available for download Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:44:18 +0000 Donate to Trans-Fuzja! If you want to support our work for transgender equality in Poland, you can do so easily by donating to our cause! You can do so via bank transfer, credit card or Paypal! Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:41:20 +0000 Help us create a short trans* video for Poland! Since 2008 Trans-Fuzja Foundation has been supporting the Polish transgender community, working to change the anti-discrimination law and to change the current legal gender recognition procedures. You might have already heard about us thanks to Anna Grodzka and if not – let us welcome you to our cause! Tue, 17 Dec 2013 20:04:37 +0000 An international view on gender recognition – summary of the conference organized by Trans-Fuzja, the Council of Europe and the Polish Human Rights Defender. On November 5th, an international conference "European Standards and Good Practices in Gender Recognition" was co-organized by the Trans-Fuzja Foundation, the Polish Human Rights Defender’s Office and the Council of Europe’s LGBT Project. Tue, 03 Dec 2013 09:36:46 +0000 - Working Areas Trans-Fuzja's activities concentrate on four major working areas: advocacy, support, education and culture. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:26:17 +0000 - situation Important issues for transgender, intersex and gender-variant persons in Poland Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:26:15 +0000 - about Trans-Fuzja Foundation is a Polish organization established in 2008 with an aim to support trans people in Poland. Within a few years the foundation has moved from a support-only approach, to a politically engaged organization with specific goals concerning the legal, social, economical and human rights situation of transgender people. After a few years of functioning, Trans-Fuzja became a recognizable expert organization working on (trans)gender-specific issues. Sun, 24 Mar 2013 16:26:11 +0000 Letter to the russian Duma on the proposal to ban the so-called homosexual propaganda On December 18th, 2012 Trans-Fuzja Foundation has issued a letter to the russian Duma to, once again, bring to light the absurd of such legislation. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 15:42:29 +0000 Warsaw discusses the needs of legal changes in the Polish gender recognition process On April 21st, the „Gender under control” conference organized by Trans-Fuzja Foundation, with the support of the Heinrich Böll Foundation took place in Warsaw. The event was organized under official patronage of the Polish Human Rights Defender, prof. Irena Lipowicz. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:32:22 +0000 Polish government soon to take on gender recognition On November 16th 2011, the Polish Vice-Minister of Justice Zbigniew Wrona declared that new regulations for transgender people are in need. Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:15:14 +0000