The Court ordered the respondents to change the gender marker on the applicant’s identity document (Omang) from ‘female’ to ‘male’ to protect his dignity and well-being. The Court previously issued an order that the applicant’s names and personal details remain confidential.
The government of Botswana yesterday announced the deportation of the head Pastor of Ariaona based Faithful Word Baptist Church, Steven Anderson. The President of the South African nation ordered the arrest and immediate deportation of the hate speech preacher after Anderson said gay people deserve to be killed; the pastor said this while giving an interview to a radio station, Gabs in Gabarone.
16th March has gone down in history as a great victory for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community in Botswana and Africa as a whole after LGBTI organization LEGABIBO (The Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana) won a court case where the state was instructed to register and officially recognize the sexual minorities’ body.