University tells non-binary student they have to be ‘diagnosed’ to have the gender changed in records

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Canterbury Christ Church University in Kent, England, rejected 21-year-old Reade Mullen’s request to be officially referred to as non-binary if there is no medical confirmation of gender dysphoria in their records. They think it is unfair that their right to be who they are is treated as a disorder that had to be confirmed by doctors, but admit that there are dozens of non-binary people who experience the same or even worse. Reade showed the authorities their gender clinic referral letter, but they were still denied in being recognized as non-binary. “A student’s record can be changed to reflect a preferred name, title (including Mx to reflect gender neutrality), and they can also request their gender to be changed to ‘other’,” but the student treared such an offer as an insult.

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