Entry #564: Right to change legal gender in Chile

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IssueRight to change legal gender
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start DateJan 1, 2017
End DateDec 27, 2019
DescriptionChange of name and gender legal since 2007
Sourceshttp://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-7034.html https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/

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Revision History (3)

edited by Diego159

Old Value New Value (Current)
End Date(none)Dec 27, 2019
DescriptionChange of name and gender legal since 2007.Change of name and gender legal since 2007

edited by danlev

Old Value (Original) New Value
Start Date(unknown)Jan 1, 2017
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http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-7034.html http://www.pinknews.co.uk/news/articles/2005-7034.html https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2017/01/gender-identity-map-where-you-can-change-your-gender-on-legal-documents/
Reports (6)
  • Status is not correct "Desde el 2019 que cualquier persona puede cambiarse el nombre y ell género que siente que le corresponde sin necesidad de cirugía con la ley de identidad de género. "
  • Newer law has been passed "It is now legal without surgery starting at 14 years old."
  • Status is not correct "it doesnt requires surgery "
  • Status is not correct "You can change your gender without cirugy since 2018 with a new law "
  • Status is not correct "As of January 2022, since 2018, there's no obligation to undergo surgery or other treatments to change one's legal gender. The law expressly defines the right to gender identity as separate from treatments or other interventions. No changes have been made to the law, this is it's original version. Sources: Law 21120, 1st Article, Third paragraph. https://www.bcn.cl/leychile/navegar?idNorma=1126480 Quick reference: Third Paragraph/Question https://www.bcn.cl/leyfacil/recurso/ley-de-identidad-de-genero"
  • Newer law has been passed "Since 2018 there is not necesary to have surgery to change your gender in Chile, Law 21120 https://www.registrocivil.cl/PortalOI/IdentidadDeGenero/PDF/Informacion_Identidad_De_Genero_V4.pdf"

created by James

Original entry
StatusLegal, but requires surgery
Start Date(unknown)
End Date(none)
DescriptionChange of name and gender legal since 2007.
Reports (5)
  • Status is not correct "2018 law change"
  • Status is not correct "new law allows change of name and gender (only male or female) the law is calles Ley de Identidad de Genero or LIG for short. look it up."
  • Newer law has been passed "https://www.washingtonblade.com/2019/12/30/chile-transgender-rights-law-takes-effect/"
  • Status is not correct "surgery not required"
  • All information is correct, just adding sources "In 2016 a new bill is being adressed so LGBT people who want to change their gender wouldn't require surgery nor a judge: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Chile#Gender_identity.2Fexpression"