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Paris Lees: Why do we have to have a legal gender?

The campaigner gives her view on why trans rights are moving further into the mainstream

By Serena Kutchinsky  

High-profile transgender personalities such as Paris Lees have helped draw attention to gender identity and rights campaigns.

In Prospect’s January 2015 issue I identified transgender rights as one of the big debates for the coming year. With the battle for equal marriage won, the spotlight is increasingly falling on trans issues. The journalist and activist Paris Lees responded to my piece with the below comments.

Gender can only really be a personal choice—everyone has a gender identity, whether that…

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