About us

STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization is an international activist platform created with the aim to call actions for trans depathologization all over the world. In the beginning, the STP Campaign started by the initiative of activist groups mainly from the Spanish context.

Since 2009, STP achieved an international spreading in various continents. At the moment (October 2015), 397 groups and networks from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, North America and Oceania are supporting STP (see support). On the last International Day of Action for Trans Depathologization in October 2015, more than 100 actions for trans depathologization took place in 45 cities worldwide (see actions).

A working group composed of trans activists from various parts of the world are carrying out the coordination and organization tasks of the STP Campaign, as well as the call for action of the International Action Day for Trans Depathologization.

Members of the Coordination Team 

Karine Espineira

 French / Chilean. She lives in Marseille. Co-founder of the trans association Sans Contrefaçon (2005) and the Observatory of Trans Identities (2010). Author of “La transidentité, De l’espace médiatique à l’espace public” (L'Harmattan, 2008), and coauthor of "La Transyclopédie" (Des Ailes sur un tracteur, 2012), "Transidentités : Histoire d'une dépathologisation" (L'Harmattan, 2013), and "Identités intersexes : identités en débat" (L'Harmattan, 2013). PhD in Information and Communication Sciences at the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. She works on media representations of trans from the perspective of Gender & Cultural Studies.

Natasha Jiménez Mata 

Trans/intersex activist from Costa Rica. General coordinator of Mulabi / Espacio Latinoamericano de Sexualidades y Derechos and trans/intersex representative for Central America in ILGA. She has a large trajectory in HIV/Aids and other STD prevention, feminist and LGBT movements. She has participated in Asociación Costarricense de Lucha contra el Sida, (ILPES) Instituto Latinoamericano de Prevención y Educación en Salud, Asociación Triangulo Rosa and (CIPAC) Centro de Investigación para América Central; as well as in various publications. Furthermore, she is technician in Web and Graphic Design.  

 Miquel Missé

Trans activist and sociologist. He participated in various trans activism groups in the city of Barcelona and has been an active member of the International Network for Trans Depathologization from its beginning. Recently, he co-edited, together with Gerard Coll-Planas, the book "El género desordenado: críticas en torno a la patologización de la transexualidad" (Egales: 2010).

Pau Crego Walters

Queer Dandy and trans activist. He has participated in different groups for trans/queer activism on various levels (depathologization, HIV prevention, immigration, sex work, anti-violence,...) both in Barcelona and San Francisco. Currently, he is a member of the edition team of the book Trans Bodies, Trans Selves, and is co-editor of the anthology Whore Lover: Lovers and Partners of Sex Workers Speak!

Amets Suess

Trans activist, scholar and artist. PhD Social Anthropology, University of Granada, M.A. Art Therapy and B.A. Sociology. Professional activity in research and teaching at the Andalusian School of Public Health, Granada. Member of the coordination team of STP, International Campaign Stop Trans Pathologization, member of the International Expert Group of GATE, Global Action for Trans* Equality and member of TGEU, Transgender Europe. Collaborating author in the book “El género desordenado. Críticas en torno a la patologización de la transexualidad” (Egales, 2010) and the article "Depathologization" (TSQ, Transgender Studies Quarterly, 2014), among other publications.

Contact with the Coordination Team

To contact the Coordination Team, please write us to: contact@stp2012.info and stp2012@gmail.com.