Still i shine…

Like a cunning thief,  loneliness threatens to steal my joy. Even when the pain is choking and suffocating,  my faith is my only hope. My God guides and grounds me. ln all my pain and sorrow, I […]

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.  […]

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 […]

I cannot make you see a woman

I cannot make you see  a woman, I am in a man’s body I try to run away from these broad shoulders that make it difficult for me to put on these dresses that I […]

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 […]

Still we rise!- Zimbabwean Trans* activists

..as  more Trans  and Intersex groups emerge Queerstion  Magazine QM interviewed  Tinashe Sande TS  the leader of Trans Intersex Rising TIRZ a  movement building initiative by and for transdiverse Zimbabweans at home and in the […]

If you are Trans* and live in South Africa, this is for you.

Designing Trans-Community Led HIV Treatment Counselling Programs Suitable for the Needs of Trans Populations in South Africa   Why is this study being done? This research study is being done to better understand the challenges […]

S.A Trans student wins 3 -year court battle

   Left, Nare Mphela pic mamba online For two years, she was harassed, humiliated and exposed to incessant discrimination by school authorities.  This ill-treatment led to her performing badly and consequently failing her final Matric […]