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
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.
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
Skipper Mogapi and a handful of self-identified trans and intersex persons formed a support group in Botswana that would later be known as the Rainbow Identity Association (RIA). The founding of RIA was a result of the influence of the awareness raised at the ARC International conference in Johannesburg in December 2007 and the meeting …