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Social Psychology. Wits Psychology department PDF Print E-mail

23  May 2008 

ImageRobert Hamblin from Gender DynamiX delivered a guest lecture at Wits’ Department of Psychology in May 2008. The department offers a service course in Health Psychology to the Faculty of Health Sciences. This course is subscribed by students who are registered for Occupational Therapy, Nursing and Medicine and facilitated by board member of GDX Mzi Nduna.

Big Issue – Human Rights training session PDF Print E-mail
9 April 2008-06-04

ImageThe Big Issue is a socially responsible non-profit organisation that enables willing, unemployed and marginalised adults to take responsibility for their own lives through a developmental employment programme. The Big Issue is a non-profit job creation non-governmental organisation (NGO) established in 1996 that publishes a general interest monthly magazine sold by a vendor force of unemployed, homeless and socially excluded adults. This is backed-up by a social development programme of vendor support, vocational, life and business skills training and guidance counselling, which aids them to move back into mainstream society.

Gender DynamiX was invited by The Big Issue to present a workshop to the Cape Town branch’s vendors. Tebogo Nkoana, outreach officer at Gender DynamiX co-presented with Liesl Theron a morning session about basic Human Rights using a gender non confirming lens. People were given the chance to unpack questions about masculinity and femininity, dynamics between genders and ways to access services and information about equality courts. About 25 participants attended.
OUTRhodes Pride week 2008 PDF Print E-mail

9 April 2008

Image OUTRhodes the LGBIT society of Rhodes University holds a pride week every year. This year I approached them telling them that I had a power point presentation which deals with Transgenderism and if they were interested I will be willing to present it.

Mike from OUTRhodes contacted me and I quickly ran through the presentation and he said that it would be wonderful if I would consider presentation it during the pride week. I readily agreed thinking that it would be a small group like last year. Was I wrong, this year it was bigger and better with a large lecture venue that seat around 150.

I attended the opening and was joined by two other transsexuals and we thoroughly enjoyed the opening speech by the Vice Chancellor Dr Saleem Badat who challenged all LGBTI people to show that they were just normal people, as even though the university is against any form of discrimination it was up to those who are discriminated to stand up for themselves. Another point that he emphasized was that if you fight against any form of discrimination of say, against Transgender, then you are fighting against all forms of discrimination, be it raciest, gay, gender or any thing else, they are all interlinked in the broader sense.

I felt free and wonderful to be out as my true gender as this, except for the public exposure that I received in Kalk Bay in March, was one of the few times that I spent amongst  relative strangers and on home turf, where I work. Seeing other staff members present and giving their support, many of these staff members are within the LGBIT community. Either gay or trans. It takes courage to do what I have done and the rewards far out weigh any discrimination, if any from some co-workers who are misinformed or opposed to Transsexualism.

Dr Eve’s Sex Book – Launch PDF Print E-mail

1 February 2008


Dr Eve, board member of Gender DynamiX, launches her book: Dr Eve’s Sex Book: a guide for young people: Rights, Responsibilities, Rewards and the Afrikaans translation: Dr Eve se Seks Boek: Gids vir jong mense: Regte, Verantwoordelikehede en Belonings. Four years in the writing, this book promises to meet all expectations! In the book, Dr Eve discusses at length the many issues associated with sexual orientation and Gender identity. It is refreshing to see how throughout the book she includes issues of sexual orientation and gender diversity as part of life.
Liesl Theron, director of Gender DynamiX will be one of the guest speakers which include Nathan Geffen, spokesperson for TAC, Joan van Niekerk, national chairperson of Childline and Glenn de Swardt from Triangle Project . Hopefully Cameron Dugmore, MEC for education will be another guest speaker.

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