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The things Hollywood taught us to think about trans existences

Disclosure, a Netflix documentary examines the world's transphobic legacy as portrayed in film and television from as early as 1901

High court decision affirms human rights of transgender people in Zimbabwe

In a progressive judgment with far-reaching implications, the Zimbabwean high court found that transgender people have the same rights as all citizens

Cruel warders target trans inmates

A trans woman held in a male prison says she is being harrassed by staff and authorities won’t take her case seriously

Australia seeks to bring more transgender people to sports

Australia's move comes as debate rages globally about whether transgender athletes have an unfair competitive advantage

There’s more to gender than ‘men’ & ‘women’. Here’s why.

Cisgender, transgender, non-binary. What does it all mean? We give you the low down.

Fighting the ‘whiteness’ of hope

A Brazilian trans woman has faith in Umbanda and Candomblé, two African-derived religions

Africans say SA’s queer ‘haven’ is hell

Nondiscriminatory laws exist in name only for those seeking refuge from Uganda and elsewhere

SA’s pioneer intersex and trans models

Lauren Foster and Monique Walker found themselves in a conservative but developing industry

Becoming: Why most medical aids don’t pay for transgender care

For transgender people, gender-affirming care can be a matter of life and death. But medical aids still see it as a choice rather than a necessity.

Transgender healthcare: What to know before you hit the waiting room

Finding gender-affirming care can be tough but there are some tips and resources to help.

Equality Index shines light on queer inclusion in the workplace

A 2014 study of queer discrimination in the workplace found 53% of queer workers hide who they are at work

Trans toilet access still a struggle

Transgender students in South Africa face fear and sexual harassment when they are forced to use gender-specific facilities at their institutions

WHO removes classification of transgenderism as a mental illness

The WHO has recategorised transgenderism from being a ‘mental disorder’ to being a condition relating to ‘sexual health’

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

Homeless trans folk out in the cold

Though the word ‘shelter’ is equated with a safe space, in reality it is often the opposite

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