On Saturday Mexico City received more than 2,000 trans people from 24 states to distribute the first birth certificates that acknowledge the true gender identities of petitioners from outside of the district. They lined up outside the capital's recently inaugurated Plaza de la Identidad (Plaza of Identity) in front of the municipal's civil register. "It is a historic day for Mexico City, for the trans community and for the country because, for the first time, there is a large-scale event at which certificates are generated that give recognition to gender reassignment," municipal Justice Minister Manuel Granados told the Spanish news agency EFE on Saturday. He said the recognition would give "juridical and legal certainty" in a "very important" matter.
July 23 / Die Welle