transgender

 
Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope
Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope
Relaying stories of her upbringing, Mel is full of funny little anecdotes. Flitting between uproarious laughter and mischievous giggles, she...
Africans say SA’s queer ‘haven’ is hell
Africans say SA’s queer ‘haven’ is hell
“I am one of the people who say: ‘Home is the best’ ... Coming to this country, I was thinking that I was going to a little...
SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models
SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models
"God, I sound like Burt Reynolds or something. Thank God my boyfriend’s not here. I would have terrified him,” Lauren Foster says, letting out...
Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room
Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room
Navigating the road to gender-affirming care can be rough, confusing and complicated to say the least. Many medical aids don't cover the hormone...
Becoming: Why most medical aids don't pay for transgender care
Becoming: Why most medical aids don't pay for transgender care
It's 4am and Cammi Morris, 47, is stretched out on a floral Chinese rug. She prefers this to a yoga mat when she does yoga or Pilates because it...
The art and struggles of drag
The art and struggles of drag
Looking through the archives of South Africa’s queer history in the library at Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action (Gala) in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, is like finding the mysterious wardrobe into Narnia....
Equality Index shines light on queer inclusion in the workplace
Equality Index shines light on queer inclusion in the workplace
Lisa Venter’s job is becoming an increasing source of frustration and anger. In the small, rural Western Cape town where she lives, Venter, who...
#THETOTALSHUTDOWN: Memorandum of demands
#THETOTALSHUTDOWN: Memorandum of demands
To His Excellency President Cyril Ramaphosa
Trans toilet access still a struggle
Trans toilet access still a struggle
Much like any of the young women at her college, Anouchka Smit entered one of the college’s toilet stalls. A few seconds later, two young men were...
WHO removes classification of transgenderism as a mental illness
WHO removes classification of transgenderism as a mental illness
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Monday that identifying as transgender will no...
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...

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