Entry #2411: Right to change legal gender in Guatemala

Current Version

RegionGuatemala
IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusIllegal
Start Datepast
End Datenow
DescriptionAccording to ILGA laws in force in Guatemala do not allow for gender marker change in identification documents.
Sourceshttps://database.ilga.org/guatemala-lgbti https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/country-document/2023-03/JS9_UPR42_GTM_S_Main.pdf https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-quietly-moving-lgbtq-rights-forward-n620891


Revision History (11)

Revision by Nathan. Correction

Old Value New Value (Current)
ValueLegal, no restrictionsIllegal
Start DateDec 4, 2017(NONE)
NoteMissing non binary options on documents.According to ILGA laws in force in Guatemala do not allow for gender marker change in identification documents.
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Missing non binary options on documents. According to ILGA laws in force in Guatemala do not allow for gender marker change in identification documents.
Sourceshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-quietly-moving-lgbtq-rights-forward-n620891
https://database.ilga.org/guatemala-lgbti
https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/country-document/2023-03/JS9_UPR42_GTM_S_Main.pdf
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-quietly-moving-lgbtq-rights-forward-n620891
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-quietly-moving-lgbtq-rights-forward-n620891 https://database.ilga.org/guatemala-lgbti https://www.upr-info.org/sites/default/files/country-document/2023-03/JS9_UPR42_GTM_S_Main.pdf https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-quietly-moving-lgbtq-rights-forward-n620891

Revision by Buzdolabimotoru

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Start Date(NONE)Dec 4, 2017
Reports (1)
  • Status is not correct "No law recognizes gender change in Guatemala,except for international changes"

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueIllegalLegal, no restrictions
NoteRequired to be legalized under the 2018 IACHR ruling.Missing non binary options on documents.
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Required to be legalized under the 2018 IACHR ruling. Missing non binary options on documents.
Sourceshttps://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/


https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-quietly-moving-lgbtq-rights-forward-n620891
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https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/ https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/guatemala-quietly-moving-lgbtq-rights-forward-n620891
Reports (4)
  • Status is not correct "In Guatemala you can only change your name but it's illegal to change your gender."
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct
  • Status is not correct "It's not legal. There is currently a law up for debate in congress to allow people to change their sex on documents"

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueLegal, no restrictionsIllegal
NoteMissing Non binary options on documents.Required to be legalized under the 2018 IACHR ruling.
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Missing Non binary options on documents. Required to be legalized under the 2018 IACHR ruling.
Sourceshttp://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/socially-conservative-guatemala-transgender-people-sees-gains/https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
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http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/socially-conservative-guatemala-transgender-people-sees-gains/ https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

Revision by Ausyk

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NoteNoMissing Non binary options on documents.
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No Missing Non binary options on documents.

Revision by Ausyk

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SourcesNohttp://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/socially-conservative-guatemala-transgender-people-sees-gains/
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No http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2016/07/socially-conservative-guatemala-transgender-people-sees-gains/

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueIllegalLegal, no restrictions

Revision by Ausyk

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ValueLegal, but requires surgeryIllegal
NoteRequires Judicial permission first. No
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Requires Judicial permission first. No
Sourceshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory#North_AmericaNo
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory#North_America No

Revision by Ausyk

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Value(REMOVED)Legal, but requires surgery
Value SpecialAmbiguous(REMOVED)

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value New Value
ValueLegal, no restrictions(REMOVED)
Value Special(REMOVED)Ambiguous
NoteRequires Judicial permission first.Requires Judicial permission first.
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Requires Judicial permission first.

Revision by Ausyk

Old Value (Original) New Value
ValueIllegalLegal, no restrictions
NoteFrom The Human Rights ViolationRequires Judicial permission first.
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From The Human Rights Violation Requires Judicial permission first.
Sourceshttps://www.outrightinternational.org/content/human-rights-violations-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-lgbt-people-guatemala-shadowhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory#North_America
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https://www.outrightinternational.org/content/human-rights-violations-lesbian-gay-bisexual-and-transgender-lgbt-people-guatemala-shadow https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_by_country_or_territory#North_America

Ausyk created this entry.