Originally from Germany, Erik Schneider now lives in Luxembourg. Having felt that his gender “ID” was incorrect, Erik is transgender. However, despite a high level of education (Erik is a psychiatrist and psychotherapist), Erik has found that being transgender has limited his work opportunities and he has experienced social exclusion.
Since 2010, Erik has been working on systematic analysis and research on intersex and trans issues in the fields of medicine, law and education.
To promote awareness and discussion, Erik Schneider organised a series of conferences about identities and gender and the role of gender normativity in childhood and adolescence in September/ October 2012. The event set an example against discrimination.