Sunday, 18 March 2012

TSA Posts Info for Trans Travelers

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This is a shout-out for TSA Posts Info for Trans Travelers - National Center for Transgender Equality's Blog. While this info is aimed at travellers in the USA, common sense dictates it should hold good everywhere. If it doesn't, then maybe your country needs a little more education in tolerance and awareness. In my opinion, one important point is missed: try to ensure that the photo on your travel ID at least looks sufficiently like you. This applies whether you're trans or cis, to be fair, but the problem is exacerbated for trans folk.

The UK allows you to update your photo if you've changed a lot since the last one. I would hope other countries do the same, although I'm not naive enough to hope this is the case throughout the more progressive world. But if you can, then change your photo. It might just make things go a little more smoothly.
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