Stop Trans Pathologization - 2012



Welcome to the website of STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization, a campaign for the depathologization of trans identities.

The main goals of the Campaign are  the removal of the categories of “gender dysphoria” / “gender identity disorders” from the diagnosis manuals (DSM of the American Psychiatric Association and ICD of the World Health Organization), as well as the fight for trans health rights. To facilitate public coverage of trans-specific health care, STP proposes the inclusion of a non-pathologizing mention in the ICD-11.

This website aims to visibilize the objectives, manifestos and actions of this Campaign, as well as the list of collective and individual supporters.

Since 2009, each month of October, the Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization calls an International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization, with simultaneous demonstrations and other activities in cities all over the world.

In October 2014, more than 90 actions for trans depathologization took place in 45 cities worldwide, corodinated by 108 groups and organizations within the STP Call for Action.

Furthermore, at the moment (October 2014), the Campaign counts on the support of more than 390 activism groups, organizations and networks from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania.

Apart from the annual call for action in October, during the year STP carries out information, networking and lobbying activities for trans depathologization.

If you want to join the Campaign and start organizing an action in your city, or for any doubt, question, support, joining, encouraging or helping, please write to or

The fight must go on!




STP Press Release: International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 

GATE and STP Press Release: New Developments in the ICD Process

STP launches the Call to Action for the International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 2014

STP at the 5th European Transgender Council “Trans*: Safe & Equal” in Budapest

STP at the WPATH Symposium Transgender Health from Global Perspectives in Bangkok

International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 2013. STP Press Release, October 19, 2013

STP at the International Seminar Desfazendo Gênero: Subjetividade, Cidadania e Transfeminismo in Natal, Brazil

STP launches the Call to Action  for the International Day of Action  for Trans Depathologization and the Publication of a New Communiqué

STP Communiqué: “Reflections from STP regarding the ICD revision process and publication of the DSM-5”

STP at the Conférences Internationales sur les Transidentités in Marseille

STP at the GATE Civil Society Expert Working Group Meeting in Buenos Aires

STP Communiqué: "Recent Developments related to the DSM and ICD Revision Processes"

STP 2012 at the Trans Preconference and ILGA World Conference in Stockholm

STP 2012 Press Release: International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization 2012

STP 2012 condemns the transphobic and xenophobic attack suffered by participants of the TGEU / TENI Transgender Council in Dublin

Call to Action October 2012 and New Texts

STP 2012 Publication: “Reflections on the ICD Revision Process from a Depathologization and Human Rights Perspective

STP 2012 Publication: “Reflections on the SOC-7

STP 2012 supports Occupy the American Psychiatric Association

STP 2012 at the Expert Meeting organized by GATE, Global Action for Trans* Equality in The Hague

Joint Press Release: Human Rights Leaders Urge Turkish Government to Drop Charges against Transgender Activists

STP 2012 at the ILGA-Europe Conference, Turin

STP 2012 Press Release October 22: Actions for trans depathologization in 70 cities of 32 countries

STP 2012 in the Seminar "Trans Health in the Nordic Context”, Linköping, Sweden

STP 2012 in the WPATH 2011 Symposium, Atlanta

STP 2012 publishes the English and Portuguese versions of its Communiqué titled “Reflections on Trans Depathologization and Health Rights”

STP 2012 participated in the Seminar “Dialogue on Increasing Access to Health Care for Transgender Communities”, Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP), Open Society Foundations

STP 2012 Communiqué: "Reflexiones sobre despatologización trans y derechos sanitarios"

STP 2012 Proposal to the American Psychiatric Association

STP 2012 at the IASSCS International Conference, Madrid

Joint NGO News Release: Historic Decision at the United Nations

STP 2012 at the ILGA World Conference, São Paulo

Best Practices Guide to Trans Health Care in the National Health System

Guía de Buenas Prácticas para la Atención Sanitaria a Personas Trans en el Marco del Sistema Nacional de Salud

Press Release December 1, 2010: English Version of Best Practice Guide for Trans Health Care Published

STP 2012 at the Trans Remembrance Conference, Ankara

Nota de Prensa 22 de octubre de 2010: Octubre Trans 2010: Más de 60 ciudades en el mundo se manifestarán este sábado por la despatologización de las identidades trans

Press Release October 17, 2010:  The Spanish Network for Depathologization of Trans Identities Proposes a New Health Care Model

Communiqué of the Spanish Network for Trans Identities: Toward a New Health Care Model for Trans Persons

3rd TGEU European Transgender Council in Malmö

STP-2012 in the European Parliament

Press Release June 25, 2010: The Network for Trans Depathologization requires the withdrawal of the Pink Triangle Trans Year Award to the Gender Identity Disorder Unit in Madrid

Video: International Demonstration of Trans-Intersex Struggle

Press release: International Demonstration of Trans-Intersex Struggle

International Demonstration of Trans and Intersex Struggle / Saturday June 5 / Barcelona / Manifesto / Party

Spot International Demonstration of Trans-Intersex Struggle

Nota de prensa y declaración: Por la despatologización de la Ley 3/2007 y los derechos sanitarios trans

International Demonstration of Trans-Intersex Struggle

El género desordenado

Presentation of the book: “El género desordenado: Críticas en torno a la patologización de la transexualidad”, Miquel Missé and Gerard Coll-Planas (eds), Egales

"Communiqué from the International Network for Trans Depathologization"

"Propuesta de petición a la American Psychiatric Association"

Press Release: “The Spanish government shares the need to depathologize transsexuality as a mental disorder”

Press Release: Action Day October 17th, 2009