Major reform to Australian passport law

A great deal of behind-the-scenes lobbying for a very long time by intersex and other LGBTQI organizations has finally borne fruit in a significant reform to Australian passports law. Intersex and gender diverse Australians can now easily apply for passports containing F, M or X in the sex field of their passports.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs: Getting a passport made easier for sex and gender diverse people - click to read this page.
As the Australian Passport Office’s Sex and Gender Diverse Passport Applicants web page states:

A passport may be issued to sex and gender diverse applicants in M (male), F (female) or X (indeterminate/unspecified/intersex).

The qualifying requirement is that:

A letter from a medical practitioner certifying that the person has had, or is receiving, appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition to a new gender, or that they are intersex and do not identify with the sex assigned to them at birth, is acceptable.

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One Comment

Cam Langdon

Great idea, but not sure “X” is the right designation. Is it because it is linked to “sex”, and sex is considered X-rated???

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