Dutch university gives transgender man new diploma

by Rex Wockner

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

The president of the executive board of the University of Amsterdam, Karel van der Toorn, presented transgender activist and alumnus Justus Eisfeld with a new diploma reflecting his correct gender April 6 in New York City.

Van der Toorn was in New York, where Eisfeld works for Global Action for Trans Equality, on a business trip.

Eisfeld underwent gender transition after graduation from the university.

Approval to issue the revised diploma came in November via a ruling from the Dutch Equal Treatment Commission.

The decision also applies to other Dutch transgender people.

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