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2016 Sept. 15: A decade of Faces and Phases

by Donna A M Smith Johannesburg, September 2016 Much has been written and said about award-winning photographer, Zanele Muholi, and her ground-breaking work of documenting the lives of black lesbians and transgender persons in South Africa and other parts of … Continue reading

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2016 Sept.13: My path to freedom and love for Self

My Life story I could never have imagined the day would come where I could proudly say, I am a MAN! My journey, though not yet over, has tested my resilience, my sense of self and has taught me to … Continue reading

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2015 July 18: Photographs, writing and poetry remain as powerful reminders

by Lerato Dumse Hearing about someone’s passing forces you to reflect on that person’s life. We remember the role they played and lessons they leave behind. Then we search for reminders that will serve as permanent reminiscing tools. It was … Continue reading

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2014 June 13: The first young transwoman from Daveyton to win Miss Gay Jozi 2014

Short profile by Yaya Mavundla   According to Wikipedia, a beauty pageant or beauty contest is a competition that mainly focuses on the physical beauty of its contestants, although such contests also incorporate personality, intelligence, talent, and answers to judges’ questions as judged criteria. The … Continue reading

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2014 June 11: Official Statement by Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA)

Transgender pupil continues to face transphobia within school premises from his peers and without any assistance from the school Transgender and Intersex Africa (TIA) announces with great dismay that a transgender pupil from Pretoria,*Tshepo (not his real name) whose sexual … Continue reading

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2014 May 30: I was a boy who would one day grow up to be a man

by Samson ‘Thabo’ Brown   I have never believed that God made mistakes. I have always believed that everything happens for a reason. That reason has always been to fulfill God’s greater purpose for your life. That’s how I view … Continue reading

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2014 Feb.4: Black Queer Born Frees in South Africa

Announcement Featuring Kekeletso Khena in Faces & Phases (2006 – present) What: Academic talk Where: Williamstown College, Mass. US

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