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trans issues, academia 

want to keep a trans researcher happy? call us by name. call us by our full names, not a gender-neutral abbreviation, not a family name. and let us change our logins, emails and such.

it took a long time for me to convince . At first they flat-out refused, saying a legal name change is required (despite me explaining the impossiblity of that as a Brazilian immigrant). in the end the Ergänzungsausweis came to the rescue.

trans issues, academia 

@melissaboiko @bgcarlisle Melissa, this is something I’ve never thought about. Brazil should definitely have an administrative process where expat trans people could change their names by petitioning in the Brazilian Embassy. Regardless, I’m happy made it work for you. I’ll bring this topic to the next meeting of my Bioethics Study Group, as we should definitely work on a proposal to the Brazilian legislative body.

trans issues, brazil 

@davis @bgcarlisle thank you for caring about this! yes, I contacted local Consulates and was told bluntly 'not possible unless you travel back to Brazil', which isn’t financially doable for me. and German documents can’t be changed locally if your country of nationality provides a name change mechanism, which technically mine does.

this has caused problems with my face/name/gender not matching my ID, passport etc. I’ve been called to immigration police on airports…

trans issues, brazil 

@davis @bgcarlisle another problem is that, even if you can afford the intercontinental trip, nowhere is it defined _how long_ does it take to renew your personal documents. the time needed for name/gender changes seems to be at the discretion of each notary office, plus the usual delays for new IDs in general. if the cost of stay is prohibitive or you have too few vacation days, you run the risk of having to exit the country before your corrected passport is ready…

trans issues, brazil 

@melissaboiko @bgcarlisle for the passport you’d have to come here, no doubt. But you’d also have to do the same when it expires. The difference is if you have your name change done before coming, you’d need just a week here to get all documents re-issued.

trans issues, brazil 

@davis @bgcarlisle

🤔 I thought it was the other way around? I think I can request a new passport in Frankfurt: frankfurt.itamaraty.gov.br/pt-

but they won’t do the name or gender change.

trans issues, brazil 

@melissaboiko @bgcarlisle oh that’s nice! My reference for passport is the US, and for that one you have to come back for that or visa renewal 🙄

trans issues, brazil 

@melissaboiko @bgcarlisle this needs to be addressed, no doubt. Theoretically I don’t see a reason why you couldn’t make it by proxy. You’d definitely need to have someone with a Public Power of Attorney representing you here. Let me dig into it a little further and I’ll let you know what I find. Where were you born (City)?

trans issues, brazil 

@davis @bgcarlisle Wenceslau Braz, Paraná. My mother has PoA for me, but I was told by the Consulates that that wasn’t enough, and I am supposed to request it in person…

trans issues, brazil 

@melissaboiko @bgcarlisle it can’t be a general PoA, needs to be specific. But I’ll dig into it a bit more. I’ll try and contact Debora Diniz, she might shed some light.

trans issues, brazil 

@davis @bgcarlisle obrigada mto mesmo por ver isso 🙏 :SparklesTrans:

trans issues, brazil 

@melissaboiko @bgcarlisle pode deixar! Isso muito me interessa!

trans issues, academia 

@melissaboiko I'm a student, not staff, but at my university the process was:

"Hi, I'm trans, I'd like to change my name on the system."
"What name would you like?"
"Miss Abigail Surname."
"Okay, pop in later this week and we'll get it done."

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