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Ancestors calling: Experiences of a South African trans-man PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 31 August 2008

Tebogo Calvin NkoanaTebogo Calvin Nkoana shares his experience as a trans‐man in South Africa, and how his calling from the Ancestors has given him an experience different to other transgendered people.

He shared his life story at the Gender Odyssey Conference in Seattle, WA, United States on 30 August 2008.

Long and painful journey to womanhood PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 05 August 2008



02 August  2008

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NATIONAL Women‘s Day next week will be her third annual celebration of being a woman for Christina Engela, who was born male. And despite being ridiculed, rejected and misunderstood, she hopes to assist others like herself on their tough road to happiness.

Big Issue Article PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 01 August 2008

NGO Update: Gender DynamiX

ImageThe Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, lntersex community-LGBTI to the initiated-have little support on the African continent. But that is changing, as The Big Issue discovered.


Big Issue #133

27 June 2008

Transgender or detransgendered in Africa? PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 18 April 2008

ImageThe African Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) invited Liesl Theron, director of Gender DynamiX to be their guest during the Beginning a Global Dialogue on Transgender Rights discussion. The meeting is hosted by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force . The paper presented in New York on 17 April 2008 was extracted from this article.
Living Dangerously PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 27 January 2008

If they see
Breasts and long hair coming
They call it woman.
If beard and whiskers
They call it man;
But, look, the self that hovers in between
Is neither man nor woman.

Devara Dasminayya
(Indian Devotional Saint, tenth century)

When the United States of America was colonized, and transsexual Native Americans discovered, some of the documented language used to describe them was “sinful, heinous, perverted, nefarious, abominable, unnatural, disgusting, lewd” (Feinberg 1996, pg 22).  That was a long time ago and I wonder if we’ve come very far in our beliefs?   It’s this question and that of society’s impact on the mental health of transgendered people that I would like to look at. 

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