Germany legally recognises Intersex people

From the 1st of January 2019 German citizens are able to identify as Intersex on legal documents providing you have medical certification.
This is a step forward for the intersex community following the option to be “diverse” was provided after a ruling from the Federal Court Of Justice in 2013.

The movement also made progress following a case bought forward by an intersex activist. It was deemed unconstitutional for a person to be forced to identify as either male of female in 2017 and parliament was given until 2018 to change the law.

Intersex people are born with both male and female biological traits, or they may develop later in life. There is no one cause for intersex development, it may happens due to a change in chromosomes or a variation in hormone levels, It may also occur during genital formation.

It is estimated that 0.5 – 1.7% of the worlds population is born with intersex features.

Ricky Martin welcomes Baby with Husband Jwan Yosef

On the eve of the new year we were treated to a very special announcement. Pop icon Ricky martin, along side husband Jwan, took to Instagram announcing the arrival of their baby girl Lucia Martin Josef.

Lucia martin-Josef

The caption read: “we are beyond happy to announce that we have become parents to a beautiful and healthy baby girl, Lucia Martin-Josef. It has been a special time for us and we can’t wait to see where this stellar baby will take us. Both her beautiful brothers and me and Jwan have fallen in love with Lucia <3”.
Aaawe! We can’t wait to see either.

Ricky also has two twin boys, so Lucia is in good company along with her two loving fathers, who have been together since 2016, and announced last yer that they had married in secret.