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Trans people have regrets too

The uproar over research about those who rue having a surgical transition obscures real issues

Trans victory opens the door

A legal ruling in Botswana has set an example for other countries in the region

When we speak of London

In her debut novel, Olumide Popoola easily switches roles, inhabits and juxtaposes conflicting worlds and revels in the joy of expression

Aunty Titi finds a home on Cape Flats

Jailed in Malawi for her same-sex marriage, she’ll visit her country but never live there

‘I asked for a child, not a girl or boy’

A nongovernmental organisation is taking on the problems faced by transgender pupils at schools

Court ruling a victory for married transgender people

The judgment should improve the home affairs department’s attitude to transgender marriages

Trans-shaming by public figures ‘worsens the prejudice’

Queerphobia in the media has been in the spotlight again this week after radio presenter Criselda Dudumashe misgendered her trans audience members

Reimagining the lens of land

Shifting perspectives as well as transposing characters and concepts, Nwabisa Plaatjie gives a new spin to an old play

Drive to save Tunisia’s only queer shelter from closure

“Neither government nor organisations provide such a service,” says Baatour.

On our lists this week: Cassava Republic, Vivek Shraya and Kamasi Washington

The Lists were compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela, senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo and gaming writer­ @­TheSerifM.

​Torment for trans women ‘sent to the mountain’ to learn to be men

It denies a transgender person her identity but refusing to go through a cultural rite of passage further alienates her.

A man stuck in a body of a woman

"I will find my way out of this darkness into the light."

Trans women risk their lives to be their ‘true, authentic selves’

Internationally recognised and applied standards of care can be adapted for South Africa’s transgender people, say experts.

Becoming a woman and learning how to love, respect and take care of her

I cast aside male privilege in favour of femininity. Why?

‘My body is a battleground’: How rural trans people struggle to live out their rights

The Mail & Guardian travelled to the North West and Eastern Cape to find out more about the hidden lives of trans people on the frontline.

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