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There are many African organisations and individuals who over the years have contributed in invaluable ways to the story of the Trans and Intersex Movement who is not yet included in our timeline.

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Who are we?

We are a group of African activists who have all been actively involved in the early years of the Trans and Intersex Movement in Africa.  We are committed to preserving the history of the trans and intersex movement,  communities and organisations on the continent.

Liesl Theron

South Africa

Gabrielle le Roux

South Africa

Partnership Agreement & Fiscal Host

In March 2023 The Trans and Intersex History Africa website (TIHA) and GenderDynamiX (GDX) signed a memorandum of agreement to formalise a partnership of alliance.

While you are here..

As we develop our website we will include a library of media including podcasts, sound clips, live interviews and discussions such as this video where Victor Mukasa talks to Liesl Theron about the founding of Gender DynamiX and the emergence of what later became the trans movement in Africa.

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  • 1950
  • 1975

    1975 – Military Coup Ends “Carnivalesque”, Mozambique

    In the early 1970s, Mozambique was still under colonial rule....
  • 1 October 1992
  • 1994

    The Travestis, Ivory Coast

    In the Ivory Coast, the Travestis* was a prominent group,...
  • 1998

    Woubi Chéri, Ivory Coast

    The documentary, Woubi Chéri, focused on the lives of Woubis*,...
  • 2000

    The first African Intersex Organisation formed, South Africa

    Anti-Apartheid and intersex activist, Sally Gross, worked with a reporter...
  • 9 February 2003
  • 9 September 2003
  • 3 December 2003

    Transgender Education & Advocacy (TEA) established, Kenya

    Transgender Education & Advocacy (TEA) was established in Kenya by Audrey Mbugua,...
  • 15 March 2004
  • 2005
  • May 2005
  • July 2005

    Gender DynamiX (GDX) founded, South Africa

    Gender DynamiX (GDX), the first registered African-based organisation focusing solely...
  • July 2005

    Victor Mukasa Sues Government, Uganda

    Juliet Victor Mukasa, human rights defender, and activist from Uganda...
  • 25 February 2006

    Kenyan Seeks and Receives Asylum in Canada

    Kenyan-born Biko Beauttah arrived in Canada to seek asylum because...
  • 31 October 2006

    Burundian Refugee Receives Asylum in South Africa

    Alexandra Rubera, a trans woman from Burundi, faced arrest and...
  • May 2007

    ILGA Establishes an Affiliate Pan African Organisation, South Africa

    The International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) hosted a conference...
  • July 2007

    Gender DynamiX (GDX) Reaches Out to Trans Women in Nigeria

    Gender Dynamix’s (GDX) founder, Liesl Theron, travelled to Nigeria in...
  • August 2007

    IAAF Requires Gender Verification Tests for Botswana Athlete

    Gold medallist Paralympian, Tshotlego* Morama (now Paul Morama) from Botswana...
  • December 2007

    First African ARC International Conference, South Africa

    Gender DynamiX (GDX) attended the ARC International conference in Johannesburg....
  • 2008

    Matrix Support Group (MSG) Established, Lesotho

    The Matrix Support Group (MSG), also known as the People’s...
  • February 2008
  • February 2008

    Formation of Rainbow Identity Association (RIA), Botswana

    Skipper Mogapi and a handful of self-identified trans and intersex...
  • 17 April 2008

    Global Dialogue on Transgender Rights

    The African Regional Sexuality Resource Centre (ARSRC) invited Liesl Theron,...
  • 2 June 2008

    The Murder of Drag Queen Daisy Dube, South Africa

    Daisy Dube and four friends, all of whom self-identified as...