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#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...
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...
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...

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