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At 81, granddad is grandma! (SA) Top Rated Bookmark 

At first glance this 81-year-old grandmother of six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren looks like any sophisticated, well-groomed elderly woman with a taste for beautiful clothes. It?s only when you are aware of her history that you notice she sometimes seems to forget who ?or what- she is, sitting with her legs apart or suddenly speaking with a deeper voice. But if you didn?t know you would never guess until recently Georgina Parson was a loving grandfather.

Films illuminate intersex darkness (SA) Top Rated Bookmark 

March 5, 2006: THE annual Out in Africa Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, which kicks off in Joburg this week, puts a magnifying glass on the issue of gender and sex changes.

oia should reach other towns (SA) Top Rated Bookmark 

March 23, 2006: ?This year, it has got bigger and better and the audience has expanded,? says Nody Murphy ? the director of the Out In Africa (OIA) film festival, referring to the growth the festival has so far advanced. According to Murphy, OIA should in the future be taken to other towns and cities than only in Johannesburg and Cape Town as it is happening. She stressed that gay communities stretch also into rural areas and small towns such as Pietermaritzburg and Grahamstown.

out in africa aims to produce more gay films (SA) Top Rated Bookmark 

Although in some parts the film festival honors Busse, the theme stretches to on one of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex?s (LGBTI) subsumed topic. Transgender will be the main focus in this year?s festival.

Fired transsexual wants R4.6m (SA)

Bloemfontein ? A transsexual, who was fired by the SA National Blood Service, is suing it for R4.6m. The Bloemfontein transsexual, Nicky Kleynhans, has revised his claim against the service and it now stands at nearly R4.6m.

Jali: Homophobia inbred (SA)

Prison psychological services director Dr Lorinda Bergh testified she found it startling that no policy had been developed to protect homo- and transsexual men in jail.

Survey: Media 'prejudiced' against gay community

"They ignorantly confuse transgender issues with gay and lesbian people. For example, by portraying gay men as very effeminate -- using an image of a man in a dress to represent gay people..."

gabdho girls (SOM)

November 2002: "Oh, it is beautiful being a gabadh [girl,]" says Hamdi Suldan, a Somali transsexual who lives in Seattle. "Somali men treat you better. I really enjoy my days as a woman better than when I was a guy".

gender dynamix to tackle transgender furore

Educating and creating awareness and visibility to professionals and general public is the organization’s goal that will, according to founder Liesl Theron, destigmatise transgenderism and offer more equal opportunities to individuals who are questioning their own gender.

gender, a state of mind

July 24, 2006: Natalie Louw and Robert Hamblin say they have found their true selves through changing their sex.

kenya to deport man wearing dress

December 8, 2005: A Burundian man [sic] taken into police custody in Kenya for looking suspicious because he was dressed as a woman is to be deported back home.

News article with Gay Business Network

Liesl and Chris received an award for the greatest achievement as their network opened early 2005 and has grown tremendously over the last few months. For people wanting to join the Gay friendly network please call Liesl Theron on 083 320 7691 .

south africa considered a better place for africa’s transgendered

“In Burundi I wasn’t free; I couldn’t even take the public transport. I was insulted wherever I went, I was stressed and traumatized, I was sick and tired of hearing people asking me if I am a man or a woman. I also could have been arrested at anytime because homosexuality is illegal in Burundi. That’s why I ran away from my country,”

south african transsexuals are living without identity

Change of identity for South African transsexuals “is a nightmare and often means transsexual people are made vulnerable to violence, discrimination, legal prosecution and harassment,” so said Liesl Theron – founder of Gender DynamiX, which is a non profit organization that caters for the needs of transgendered people in South Africa.

transgender rights (TUNISIA)

December 22, 1993: The Appeal Court of Tunis dismissed the request of a transsexual to change his civil status. The request was lodged because the claimant had undergone surgery and changed his sex. The judgement was based on the argument that tran

transsexual murdered at okahandja (NAM)

February 18, 2005: A reclusive Okahandja resident, Karel (Kallie) Carstens, age 41, was murdered Wednesday morning, apparently for the small change from the tuck shop he operated from home.

Transsexual's 'quack' healing (SA)

Pretoria - A vibrating chair that warm up the buttocks, headphones kicking up a racket, bright lights, plugs on the head and colouring pictures. This is how a Pretoria-based "traumatologist", who calls himself "doctor" but who is not registered w

Transvestite ?advocate? Polly guilty of fraud (SA)

A GAUTENG man who posed as a ?female advocate? in Port Elizabeth was yesterday found guilty of fraud.

zim cricket shrug off transsexual allegations (ZIM)

February 27, 2003: The Zimbabwe Cricket Union (ZCU) this week shrugged off allegations that the model hired to lead the country's team into the Newlands stadium in Cape Town at the opening ceremony of the 2003 cricket World Cup was a transsexual.

“I’ll Have My Day in Court” - Brits Businesswoman

“To add to my agony, during this stressful period, my house burnt down mysteriously and shortly afterwards a fire started at my business premises. Then my business was hijacked by my ex-wife and partner"

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