Lebanon grants trans people right to legally change their gender


Tris Reid-Smith | Gay Star News | January 14, 2016

The Court of Appeal in Lebanon has said trans people can legally change their gender.

Judge Janet Hanna in Beirut was examining the case of a trans man who had undergone gender surgery and wanted to be listed as a man, not a woman, in the official population register.

As it is a senior court, the judge’s ruling in favor of the man will now set a precedent confirming the legal rights of trans people in the Middle Eastern country.

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