The first Trans and Intersex Annual Pride on the continent of Africa was held in Gaborone, Botswana on 24 November 2012. The event was initiated by Rainbow Identity Association (RIA). The march hosted various trans and intersex activists from other African countries.
Rainbow Identity Association (RIA), formed in February 2008, informed Gender Dynamix (GDX) that the intermediary fiscal hosting term could come to an end, as they had officially registered in 2010 and could begin operating independently in September 2011.
Batswana trans woman, Tshepo Ricky Kgositau, applied to the Civil and National Registration office in Gaborone, Botswana to change her documentation in the national register from male to female in 2011. She argued that the State has a duty to realise the constitutional protection of rights and amend her Omang (identity document), as “her birth-assigned …
After its launch in February 2008, Rainbow Identity Association (RIA) was officially registered by the National Registrar of Societies as the first trans and intersex persons and community in Botswana