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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...
​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....

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