A refugee’s transphobic encounter in Sweden

I fled Tanzania owing to continued harassment and threats, so when I was attacked recently at an African party in Sweden, the horrific memories of my days of incessant torture back home raced through my head.  […]

Zimbabwean Trans activists panic as cyber bullying escalates

    The recent revelation of names, addresses, phone numbers, alleged HIV statuses and images of individuals who are reportedly gay through a Facebook group, has left many in the Zimbabwean LGBTIQ community in a panic mode. […]

“There is strength in standing for what you believe in.”

Names:  May  Age: 28 Country: Zimbabwe Transman, Gay QM:  How is it being  a transman living in Zimbabwe MT: Firstly because of my appearance and dressing I am often interrogated by authorities about my gender marker […]

Love that i can not receive from outside

My femininity is very conservative. I rely on the existence of masculinity to exist. They say in sociology identities are relational. I am black in relation to white people. Queer people are queer in relation […]

Diary of a rural trans*sex worker

  At the age of 19, soon after completing her advanced level studies,  she moved to Harare the city of dreams. Her name is Ashley, and this is how her transition diary started. I didn’t […]

The Swazi beauty and brains

My name is Zikhona Mbagana aged 26, I am a heterosexual transwoman born and bred in Swaziland. Being a trans* person in a country like mine is very challenging. On a daily basis as I […]

Trans* narratives featured in Draw or Die exhibition

“I was frustrated that trans* and marginalised people’s  narratives weren’t getting the platform they needed and that provoked me to make the work that I do,” says  Sweden artivist Rudy Loewe. Queerstion Editor Miles Tanhira interviewed […]

Make peace with God, not the church

It is difficult to accept. But if your church is homophobic, biphobic or transphobic, it’s time to leave. You have to ask yourself for whose benefit do you attend? What are the hateful messages doing […]

Anger issues? these 12 strategies are for you

More often than not, we find ourselves in situations where we have to deal with our own personal issues, yet we still have to be kind to the many people we encounter. It is best […]

The young and the inspiring

  They are young, they are trans* and they are queerly phenomenal.  At a time when most youths are seating and complaining about anything and everything and doing nothing about it,  they have to do […]