transgender

 
​Torment for trans women ‘sent to the mountain’ to learn to be men
​Torment for trans women ‘sent to the mountain’ to learn to be men
“Wena moffie, why are you going to the mountain?” shouted the young men to Phiwe Ngcengi, a transgender woman, when news spread that she was...
A man stuck in a body of a woman
A man stuck in a body of a woman
There was never a point in my life that I thought of myself as a woman. The process of changing physically is really just a matter of validating what...
Trans women risk their lives to be their 'true, authentic selves'
Trans women risk their lives to be their 'true, authentic selves'
Many transgender women are forced to source hormones illegally because of the numerous hurdles they face in accessing gender-affirming treatment –...
Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her
Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her
As someone who spends a good deal of her time writing about her lived experiences, I do a fair bit of thinking about subjects like gender,...
Getting the vocabulary right: some transgender terminology
Getting the vocabulary right: some transgender terminology
“Imagine yourself holding a pen, about to write with the opposite hand you usually write in. For most, your hand and handwriting, whether left or right, just won’t look, feel or move correctly. The words just won’t fit between the lines. Well, that’s how it...
'My body is a battleground': How rural trans people struggle to live out their rights
'My body is a battleground': How rural trans people struggle to live out their rights
It’s 5pm on a freezing Friday in Quigney, East London. Malwande Onceya settles into a cream fur bodywarmer and prepares for tonight’s shift....
Why the Caitlyn Jenner conversation is crucial
Why the Caitlyn Jenner conversation is crucial
Why the overwhelming support for the transition of Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, from one sex to another?
Transgenders in US army victory
Transgenders in US army victory
The United States army will "fully recognise" the new names of two transgender veterans, the American Civil Liberties Union announced this week,...
Transgender woman goes on hunger strike over ID application
Transgender woman goes on hunger strike over ID application
A transgender woman has embarked on a liquid and food hunger strike in an attempt to force the home affairs department to give her an identity...
Transform the conversation
Transform the conversation
I would predict that every transgender person who has ever come out has been asked a variation on the question: "But what was your old...
Transgender ID a hostile affair
Transgender ID a hostile affair
Without an ID, it's difficult or impossible to apply for jobs, access a hospital, obtain school results, open a bank account and withdraw...
Manning: I am Chelsea, I am a female - not Bradley
Manning: I am Chelsea, I am a female - not Bradley
Just one day after she was sentenced – as Bradley...

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