transgender

 
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...
Trans people have regrets too
Trans people have regrets too
I rang up my friend Kate after seeing a report on Russia TV about a university in the United Kingdom that reportedly approved then later rejected a...
Trans victory opens the door
Trans victory opens the door
Thato Moletsi pauses for a while, mulling over my question: What ultimately led him, a transgender man, to take the Botswana government to court in...
When we speak of London
When we speak of London
London town is an almost mythical city. Full of colliding worlds. Diasporic to the core. Ancestry in progress, to borrow shamelessly from Marie...
Aunty Titi finds a home on Cape Flats
Aunty Titi finds a home on Cape Flats
As we sit outside her one-bedroom shack in the Cape Flats township of Tambo Village, passers-by greet Tiwonge Chimbalanga warmly — alternating between “skwiza”, “aunty” and, more commonly, “Aunty Titi”....
‘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...
Trans-shaming by public figures ‘worsens the prejudice’
Trans-shaming by public figures ‘worsens the prejudice’
Months after auditioning on the reality show Idols South Africa, Ashern Madlopha sat down with her sister and a close friend in her home in Piet...
Reimagining the lens of land
Reimagining the lens of land
The question of land is no longer left to politicians. Very recently, “the land” has become the property of the public, at least in terms of...
​The Foxy Five: Issue-driven, thinly written but rich with potential
​The Foxy Five: Issue-driven, thinly written but rich with potential
The media response to The Foxy Five, a South African-based web series created by Jabu Nadia Newman, has been curious. Since its...
Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure
Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure
For two-and-a-half years, Amina Sboui has been renting a five-bedroomed house in Tunisia to serve as a shelter for the country’s homeless queer...
On our lists this week: Cassava Republic, Vivek Shraya and Kamasi Washington
On our lists this week: Cassava Republic, Vivek Shraya and Kamasi Washington
THE READING LISTCassava Republic. The other day, on a whim, I gave someone dear a copy of Teju Cole’s...

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