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South Africa to Allow Third Gender on National IDs

Africa, South Africa is vowing to recognize different gender identities and accept a third gender option on national identity documents.A popular destination for LGBTQ+ travelers, South Africa is already a leader on the continent when it comes to LGBTQ+ rights and a more queer-friendly social and business community.Every South African is assigned a national ID number at birth (like a social security number), a system which was used, during Apartheid, in part to track a person’s race and determined how the government would treat them.The number, which no longer includes racial data, still gives details on the individual’s date of birth, citizenship status, and gender; the latter of which has only provided binary options for gender: male and
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