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Human Rights Day 2020

Reflection by Zoey Black, GDX's Legal and Education Advocacy Coordinator, on Human Rights Day 2020 and the Coronavirus Pandemic.

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB)

This month we would like to encourage you to be brave and to stand in your truth. #BreakTheSilence


International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOTB) on 17 May was created to draw attention around the violence, stereotypes and discrimination experienced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Intersex and all other people with diverse sexual orientations, gender identities or expressions and sexual characteristics.


Sadly, many of us have to hide who we are, what we identify as or is forced to be silent about the kind of discrimination we face.


#Transgender     #LGBTQIA     #StopDiscrimination

#EndHomophobia     #EndTransphobia     #QueerVoices

#LetYourVoiceBeHeard     #QueerSolidarity

#TransSolidarity     #LGBTQIA Voices


You're not alone

You don’t have to face it alone. We’re here for you.

Right now, tomorrow and every single day after that.

You belong to our family.

#OwnYourTruth #BreakTheSilence


Trans Activist Leader, Lee Siba Mothibe, passes


31 March 2020 - It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of our beloved colleague, comrade and friend, Lee Siba Mothibe, who passed away on the morning of 30 March 2020. She was a fierce activist and sister to many in the LGBTQIA+ community and will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was an inspiration to many with the visibility she brought as a transgender woman in South Africa.

Joint Statement

by LGBTIQ+ Civil Society

Kirvan Fortuin

Today, 16 June 2020, is Youth Day in South Africa and it is with immense outrage and great sadness that the LGBTIQ+ community mourns the death of Kirvan Fortuin, a young beloved, talented, and vibrant community leader. We condemn the violence that has robbed us all of their beautiful life and all the amazing possibilities that came with it. As a collective of LGBTIQ+ organisations in South Africa, we would like to extend our deepest condolences to Kirvan’s family and loved ones.

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Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV) Commemoration 

Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV)

by Khanyisile Phillips – Community Engagement Coordinator at GDX

Today the 31st of March is Transgender Day of Visibility (TDOV), a day dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness around the discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide, as well as a celebration of their contributions to society. Today, we pay homage to members of the trans and gender diverse community who stood up, advocated for and worked tirelessly to advance the rights of trans and gender diverse persons. The issue of transgender visibility is complex and in a state of constant evolution, with experiences that are outside of the cisgender binary have often been erased.  The trans and gender diverse community is incredibly diverse, and the adversity we face strongly intersects with racism, economic privilege, education, and sexual orientation. Furthermore, as advocacy efforts increase, the community is becoming more and more visible with trans and gender diverse persons becoming more connected and share their stories.

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