Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Surgical 'Miracle:' First Genderless Person

Born a man . . . after surgery, claimed to be a woman . . . been there, done that . . . now claims to be without any sexual classification

UPDATE 9/16/11: Australia introduces a third gender option on passports - "indeterminate"

UPDATE 4/1/10: Australia Rescinds Special Status for "Non-Specific" Sex

-- From "Briton is recognised as world's first officially genderless person" by Heidi Blake, London Telegraph 3/15/10

Norrie May-Welby, 48, was born a man but had a sex change operation in 1990, at the age of 28.

After becoming unhappy as a woman, May-Welby decided to become a “neuter”. The 48-year-old is now officially recognised as a person of no specific gender.

May-Welby said: “The concepts of man or woman don’t fit me. The simplest solution is not to have any sex identification.”

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From "I’m not a man... or a woman" by Kenny Angove, The Scottish Sun 3/15/10

Norrie May-Welby has been registered on a birth certificate as sex "Not Specified".

. . . Norrie wasn't happy as a woman and stopped taking female hormones to become a "neuter".

Doctors admitted they were unable to determine whether Norrie is male or female.

Now Norrie is thought to be the first gender non-specific person in the world.

The legal landmark was welcomed by the UK's Gender Trust, which said it didn't know of anyone else who'd successfully requested a genderless birth document.

Spokesman Rory Smith said: "It is unusual, but there are many people here who like the idea of being genderless and will welcome this."

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