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World's first genderless person launches appeal after status is revoked

By Abdul Nisar

London, July 7 (ANI): A British man, who had a sex-swap surgery in 1999, and became the world's first genderless person, has launched an appeal after his status was revoked.

Norrie May-Welby, 48, who was born in Scotland but now lives in Sydney, Australia, had stopped taking hormone tablets in a bid to look as non-gender specific as possible.

May-Welby had been issued a new birth certificate showing sex "not specified" in March, but three weeks later New South Wales officials revoked their decision and ruled that he was female.

The former civil servant and drag queen, who claims to be 60 percent female and 40 percent male, launched an appeal to Human Rights officials to gain a "not specified" identity.

"There are two types of people - those who think there are men and women and those who think there are just people," the Sun quoted May-Welby as saying.

"The set who believe there are only men and women get really upset," May-Welby added.

The appeal decision is expected by the end of the year. (ANI)

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