Raising awareness for transgender/gender non-conforming identity in SA. Our radio interview on @CliffCentralCom

HUGE thanks to CliffCentral, Jonti Searll and the team for a great awareness-raising discussion on transgender, gender non-conformity and the difference between gender and sexual orientation! Carla De Bouchet, Tyler Pieterse, Alaine Luna Marsden and team CtrlAltGender, we rocked!!! Herewith the podcast: bit.ly/1nRHkfj

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Back: Left to Right – Sexy Spyda, JHB People’s Pride’s Carla De Bouchet, CtrlAltGender’s Alaine Luna Marsden, Tyler Pieterse and SexTalk’s Tamara
Front: Myself and SexTalk’s Jonti Searll

For support structures for transgender and gender non-conforming people of all genders in South Africa:

Johannesburg and Pretoria:
CtrlAltGender – Trans* Community and Support Group based in Johannesburg. All genders welcome. We’re on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr.
TIA – Transgender and Intersex Africa: Pretoria. Advocating for transgender and intersex human rights.
Iranti.org – Non-profit organisation. Iranti-Org is a queer human rights visual media organization based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Iranti-Org works within a human rights framework as its foundational platform for raising issues on Gender, Identities and Sexuality.
Inkanyiso – Inkanyiso was conceptualized by the visual activist,  Zanele Muholi in 2006. The first thing that every reader should think of when entering this platform is Queer Activism = Queer Media. A flexible and unique source of information for art advocacy…
Wits Safe Zones – Johannesburg, Wits University. The Safe Zones @ Wits programme strives to erase prejudice, while providing a support system for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and asexual (LGBTIA) community. Through education, advocacy and awareness, the programme contributes to a campus climate that is safe and accepting for all members of the University community.
CCDU Wits – Counselling and support.
Jonathan Bosworth – Psychologist
Ella Kotze – Psychologist

Western and Eastern Cape:
Gender DynamiX – Western Cape, Cape Town. Gender DynamiX is the first African based organisation solely focussing on the transgender community. The aim of Gender DynamiX is to create awareness and visibility concerning transgenderism. The aim is to provide help, advise and information for those who seek to adjust their lifes to live in the opposite gender role, as to that assigned to them at birth, or who are working to come to terms with their situation despite their genetic background. Gender DynamiX provides resources, information and support to trans folks, their partners, family employers and the public.
S.H.E. – Social, Health and Empowerment Feminist Collective of Transgender and Intersex Women of Africa: Eastern Cape. For us at S.H.E, trans* feminism is more than aligning the transgender movement to the feminist movement in Africa. We are pioneering an African trans* feminist movement aimed at inclusion. We are not hoping to reinvent feminism; instead we are seeking to expand feminism to recognise the problems of African trans and intersex women within the feminist sphere.
This is an initiative for and by African trans and intersex women.
The Triangle Project – Western Cape, Cape Town. Triangle Project is a non-profit organisation offering professional services to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) individuals, their partners and families. Also check out Triangle Project Safe Spaces.

 

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