Links to External Websites
- Switch is open to any gender and to persons of any age. More Hamburg gender support groups specialized on certain ranges of gender and/or age are:
Switch focuses on communication and the exchange of experience within our group. We regret, we cannot offer detailed individual counselling on the phone or via email. For personal and individual advice we might want to contact the Trans*beratung Nord e.V. (Northern Trans*Advice)
The Society offers general individual advice to trans*persons as well as advice for clients having trouble with their health insurance.
Tel.: 01575 - 4832445, email: transberatung-hh(at)gmx.de
Magnus Hirschfeld Centrum (mhc) , the information, communication and culture centre for gays, lesbians, bisexuals and trans* in Hamburg
- Hamburg-Eppendorf University Medical Centre (Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-Eppendorf, UKE):
- Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry (
the services of which comprise, among others, the
Special Outpatient Department for Sexual Health and Transgender Care and the
Interdisciplinary Transgender Care Center Hamburg that is described on the website of the Martin Zeitz Center for Rare Diseases
- Institute for Sex Research and Forensic Psychiatry ( home)
Contact persons for LGBTI* at the Hamburg police
Get advice, report crime, fight hate crime: the LGBTI* website of the Hamburg police.
Tips about courage - for your own safety: downloads about behaviour in challenging situations
Find peer support groups across Germany, practitioners and more in our Trans*Support Map.
- More therapists all over Germany and beyond: dgfs.info, click "TherapeutInnen".
There are some court verdicts discussed in other places of our website that are still important for trans*persons today. We are summarizing them here for you although we could only find them in German:
- Title after change of given names:
Federal Constitutional Court/ Bundesverfassungsgericht - 2 BvR 1833/95 -
- Adaptation of certificates to changed given names:
State Industrial Tribunal/ Landesarbeitsgericht Hamm - 4 Sa 1337/98 -
- Adaptation of commercial register entry to changed given names:
Higher Regional Court/ Oberlandesgericht Schleswig - Az. 2 W 25/14 - dated April 17th, 2014
(also touches the adaptation of a land register enty and mentions alternative options)
- Common requirements for changing given names and sex re-assignment:
Federal Constitutional Court/ Bundesverfassungsgericht - 1 BvR 2027/11 -
- Prohibition of premium adjustment in private health care due to sex re-assignment:
Federal Court of Justice/ Bundesgerichtshof - IV ZR 1/11 -
- Electrical epilation at the cosmeticians:
Remarks (no final verdict!) made by the State Social Court/ Landessozialgerichts NRW - L 16 KR 453/12 - dated May 8th, 2014
The list does not include numerous high court verdicts on the nullity or legal invalidity of various requirements of the TSG, although their importance might outweigh that of the above listed ones (e. g. omission of the compulsory sterilization and sex re-assignment surgery, omission of the compulsory divorce). This would go too far in this context. References to those verdicts as well as former issues of the TSG that some of those verdicts refer to can be found in the commented repersentation of the TSG at buzer.de (in German). Federal Constitutional Court/ Bundesverfassungsgericht publishes rationales of its decisions with respect to the TSG from 2005 on in detailed press releases and other publicatoins.
- World Health Organization (WHO):
(Publisher of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD))
- former version: ICD-10 containing the codification F64.0 "Transsexualism"
- ICD-11 was released by the WHO in 2018. NEW: The diagnosis F64.0 Transsexualism classified under F60-F69 Disorders of adult personality and behaviour was replaced by HA60 gender incongruence in the new group 17 Conditions related to sexual health. ICD-11 needs to be translated and modified before coming into effect in Germany.
- World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH):
(Publisher of the Standards of Care for the Health of Transsexual, Transgender, and Gender-Nonconforming People, original english version plus translations into many other languages)
- European Professional Association for Transgender Health (EPATH):
- European Parliament resolution of 28 September 2011 on human rights, sexual orientation and
gender identity at the United Nations
Excerpt:"The European Parliament...
11. Regrets that the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people are not yet always fully upheld in the European Union, including the right to bodily integrity...;...
13. Roundly condemns the fact that homosexuality, bisexuality and transsexuality are still regarded as mental illnesses by some countries, including within the EU, and calls on states to combat this; calls in particular for the depsychiatrisation of the transsexual, transgender, journey, for free choice of care providers, for changing identity to be simplified, and for costs to be met by social security schemes;...
16. Calls on the Commission and the World Health Organisation to withdraw gender identity disorders from the list of mental and behavioural disorders, and to ensure a non-pathologising reclassification in the negotiations on the 11th version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11);"