Transgender persons allowed to change legal gender, only after a diagnosis but without surgery or hormone therapy. In the Netherlands, as in many other countries, men who have sex with men MSM were previously not allowed to donate blood. Since ; first country in the world to legalize. Recognition of same-sex relationships. After the attack, several politicians, police officers, priests and many others showed their opposition to LGBT violence by holding hands in public. The law was repealed after the end of the war.
In Aprilthe House of Representatives voted on a motion that would make an end to this ban and would make sexual risk behaviour the criteria for blood donation; in response the Government asked the blood bank Sanquin and Maastricht University to investigate whether men who have sex with men should be allowed to donate blood.
Acceptance of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals in the Netherlands 2013
This page was last edited on 9 Februaryat Ina law was passed that made it illegal for all marriage officiants to refuse their services to same-sex couples. Between andsodomy was considered a capital crime by the Dutch Republicresulting in widespread panic throughout the Netherlands and the persecution of hundreds of homosexuals. This took away the main argument of safety risks. Although current laws do not provide for the possibility to be registered as a "third gender", the judge did grant the request for the wording "sex cannot be determined".
However, inthe Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations started exploring how the ban on discrimination based on gender identity and gender expression can be made explicit in the Equal Rights Act. Archived from the original on 6 April Sinceit has been possible to state on a birth certificate "sex cannot be determined", when the sex of a newborn baby is unclear. An age of consent equal with that of heterosexual activity was put in place in The absolute highlight of the event is the famous Canal Parade, which attracts over The Netherlands has frequently been referred to as one of the most gay-friendly countries in the world,   on account of its early adoption of LGBT rights legislation and tolerance perception.