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Out-Right Namibia condemns the homophobic statement made by Deputy Minister of Finance Natangwe Ithete

It is with great concern that Out-Right Namibia (ORN) has taken note of a statement made by Deputy Minister of Finance Natangwe Ithete, published by Informanté on 30 July 2015.

As an NGO representing and lobbying for the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Namibians, ORN is concerned that Mr. Ithete is misleading the Namibian nation and instigating direct homophobia and transphobia within the country.

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Namibia: Transmen in homecoming dilemma

WINDHOEK – Namibian immigration authorities are facing one of their sternest tests yet, after a group of Sweden-based Namibian transmen applied for a change in their gender statuses from female to male on their identity documents.

One of the transmen, Safira Eiseb, plans to bring ‘his’ Swedish wife and their twin kids to Namibia towards the end of this year but it is feared his current national identity documents – and his own views on them – could present problems for his entry into the country.