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. […]

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 […]

Unlock Me

I lie in my room I am filled with emotions. At the walls, I stare as white as they are, as flat as they look harmless they are Cruel they don’t look, but the truth my […]

Pamoja! Trans* unity matters

Growing up in the Democratic Republic of Congo, I  always thought that I was abnormal. I didn’t know anything about the LGBT community, let alone what it meant to be Trans. From a religious perspective, […]

Lessons from dating a trans guy

I am a feminist lesbian. I have always said I  am emotionally, spiritually physically, intellectually and sexually attracted to female-identifying persons.  I  used to be one of those people who believed in the butch or femme binaries. […]