Gender Dynamix

 
Happiness is ... gender-affirming surgery
Happiness is ... gender-affirming surgery
Thando Thengwa’s physical pain does nothing to quash her joy. “I am so, so happy. It is indescribable,” the 37-year-old says from the Nelson...
Shutting down the blaming of women for rape
Shutting down the blaming of women for rape
When Linda Zakiyya Chamani was 17-years-old, she knew that she was a woman, even though everyone else kept telling her to be a man. There was a...
Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court
Transgender rights: Vital case heads to Equality Court
The Equality Court in Cape Town will soon hear a groundbreaking case on the rights of transgender prisoners. The court will have to decide whether...
Homeless trans folk out in the cold
Homeless trans folk out in the cold
Forced to flee her home in Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal, after her uncle, her only living relative, attempted to murder her, Siya Hlongwa found herself on...
‘Ambassadors’ for trans surgery rally for better services
‘Ambassadors’ for trans surgery rally for better services
It has been 12 years since Thando Thengwa started the physical process of aligning her body to her gender — 12 years “of always knocking on...
‘I asked for a child, not a girl or boy’
‘I asked for a child, not a girl or boy’
For years, Kim Foultien hid from her parents the abuse she suffered. “I felt like I could deal with it on my own,” she says of her life at...
Court ruling a victory for married transgender people
Court ruling a victory for married transgender people
A recent judgment ensures that transgender people who transitioned after they got married don’t have to get divorced to have their gender reflected...

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