Australian passport change for sex and-or gender transitioning people

A transsexual woman has won the right to a full, 10-year passport in her transitioned identity, without the need for undergoing sex realignment surgery first. She shares the story of her legal battle with the Australian Passport Office.

My name is Marcelle. Just last week after seven long months I received my updated Australian passport indicating my true gender identity on my passport as female and valid for the full 10 years. I am a transsexual woman who transitioned full time in late September 2010 but have not had sex realignment surgery.