Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
Kuchu Times Media Group (KTMG) is putting together the fourth issue of Bombastic Magazine. There are lots of ways that you can get involved and one of these ways is helping determine the direction of this publication.
Being a community initiative, we thought it best to put the ball in your court. What would you like to see in the next issue, what topics would you love to see addressed, what issues remain untackled or what would you want us (as a community) to debunk?
In the past year, the situation of democracy and human rights around the world continue to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Political and civil space is increasingly shrinking in numerous countries, and economic, social and cultural development often is uneven and does not include vulnerable groups.
Susan Mirembe Nalunkuma a Ugandan lawyer and frontline feminist currently working with the Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa (ISLA)-a South African based organisation as the sexual rights network coordinator also serves as the Board Chair for Kuchu Times Media Group. Ms Mirembe is the co-founder of an LGBTI organisation The Tara Foundation that works to support the mental and psychological wellness of LGBTIQ Ugandans
A solid majority of Australians voted in favor of same-sex marriage in a historic survey that, while not binding, paves the way for Parliament to legally recognize the unions of gay and lesbian couples.
Of 12.7 million Australians who took part in the government survey, 61.6 percent voted yes and 38.4 percent voted no, officials announced on Wednesday morning. Participation was high, with 79.5 percent of voting-age Australians sending back their postal ballots.
The Lusaka High Court has granted a Lusaka resident an order compelling the Registrar General of Births and Deaths to change her birth records from female to male after medical tests proved she was in fact male. This case marks a turning point in the history of the country with regards to sexual and gender identity – a subject that has long been considered taboo in Zambia.
On the bright side, this incident exposed so many injustices in the Tanzanian system. The world is now aware of the excesses of the abuse of power by the Tanzanian government. People are also aware of the impunity that goes on in that country and we are happy that now the voices of the social movement in Tanzania can be assisted.