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Founding of Wings to Transcend Namibia (WTTN),  Namibia

Jholerina  B Timbo founded Wings to Transcend Namibia (WTTN) in October 2015. The organisation’s mission reads: “Wings To Transcend Namibia will be a champion and pioneer that works for social reform, legal gender recognition, and medical justice, through leadership development and empowering of transgender individuals and communities while lobbying local government, civil society and policymakers …

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Trans Activist from Uganda Granted Asylum in the U.S

Nikilas (Nikki) Mawanda, a trans man and activist from Uganda and founder of an NGO in the country*,  was granted LGBTIQ+ asylum status in the U.S. on 20 March 2014. It was months after fleeing his home in Uganda due to the state-sanctioned violence of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which was passed by the Ugandan parliament …

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First Inter-Continental Trans and Intersex Advocacy Meeting

Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE) organised the first of its kind, international trans and intersex advocacy meeting in Barcelona, Spain, with participants from all regions and all continents. The meeting consisted of 2 parts. June 1–3 was the Trans* Action = Trans* Rights pre-conference, followed by the International Congress on Gender Identity and Human …

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