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  1. [20 October was] International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization – a day when transgender people tell the medical world to stop treating them as if they were ill or crazy

    20 October 2012 | By Jane Fae
    The logo for International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization.

    Depathologization. Sounds complicated: it’s not. For behind the fancy ideological word lies a stark reality. This is a campaign about power, and control and respect.

    We’re not mad or sick, trans people tell doctors
  2. By Anna Edwards
    PUBLISHED: 07:08 EST, 25 October 2012 | UPDATED: 19:22 EST, 25 October 2012
    A city is proposing to ban titles such as Mr, Mrs, Miss and Ms in case they offend the transgender community.

    Councillors in Brighton will vote on the proposal to remove the words from official forms and paperwork after complaints that they forced people to ‘choose between genders’.

    The proposal is backed by Brighton and Hove City Council deputy leader Phelim MacCafferty, who has called the titles 'useless'.

    But the new proposal has been branded 'political correctness gone too far' by an opposition councillor who says the idea is 'ludicrous'..

    Brighton Council plans to remove Mr and Mrs titles from all documents to protect city's transgender community from offence