University of São Paulo: Animation video explains about the right to rectification of the name of trans people

. The short Nome – #RespeitaMeuNome , a project of the USP Diversity Program in partnership with the Barong Cultural Institute, with support from the United Nations Joint Program,
premiered on social media this Friday, January 28, in celebration of Trans Visibility Day. on HIV/AIDS (Unaids). Nome is an animated video that gives the step-by-step process for transgender people to access the name change at the civil registry. By accessing the QR Code of the video, a list of NGOs that can help in the bureaucratic process, as well as the list of forms and legislation, will be available on the subject.

The video has a playful language and was produced using animation and illustration techniques with a team of academics and partners, which took months of meetings, planning, creation and development. “The short film is yet another education channel that promotes the multiplication of information, knowledge, solidarity practices based on respect for human rights and diversity, including specific issues of the trans and transvestite population. Ensuring inclusion, the short has subtitles in Portuguese, English and Spanish”, highlighted professor Ana Paula Morais Fernandes, coordinator of the program at USP.

Ana Paula Morais Fernandes, professor and coordinator of USP Diversity and video coordinator – Photo: Personal archive
The project director of the NGO Barong Adriana Bertini said that the biggest difficulty of the project was to identify data, such as the number of trans people in Brazil and the number of people who made the social rectification. “In the country that kills the most trans people in the world, a joint effort between NGOs, managers, academia and civil society is essential to reinforce trans visibility, their rights and promoting a didactic educational debate, teaching the step by step of how to rectify the name. ” SOS Dignidade, one of the NGO’s most important projects, corrected the names of more than 2,500 trans people.

One of the participants in the short is Jacqueline Rocha Côrtes, who coordinates the TransRespeito project. For her, one of the problems faced is that there is still resistance on the part of public servants to call the trans person by the social name, which is a right. “There are still servers that only call the person by the name they want to be called if the civil registry is corrected.”

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Inclusion and the right to diversity

This month, the theme gained visibility in the media because of the reality show Big Brother Brasil (BBB), aired on Rede Globo television. On the occasion, one of the participants of the program, the transvestite Linn da Quebrada, was called “friend” and by the pronoun “ele” in one of the activities of the reality show. The episode had Linn explain why she has the pronoun “she” tattooed above her left eyebrow: “At the beginning of my transition, my mother still made mistakes and treated me with the male pronoun. I said I was going to tattoo ‘her’ on her forehead to see if she didn’t make mistakes anymore. And I think that’s an indication for everyone else. Did you have any doubts? Read it and then you remember that I want to be addressed in the female pronoun”, she said.

“Respect for the name and pronouns of trans people is the simplest and most appropriate way to demonstrate the respect and acceptance to which all people are entitled”, says Ariadne Ribeiro, community support advisor for Unaids in Brazil.

In the university environment, USP Diversidade, a program run by the Dean of Culture and Extension (PRCEU) at USP, has carried out several actions to strengthen inclusion and respect for diversity. “In such a technological era that our society lives in, fast consumption materials have preferences in the networks for those who seek compact and efficient information. In this way, short films have great potential as an alternative to generate social impact and present ideas that promote inclusion and diversity, with reflections to sensitize society”, said Ana Paula.

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