Inside the agony of gender variance in Botswana

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Outside of the biological, social and cultural dynamics that produce girls and boys, is a growing intersex and transgender community. Mmegi Staffer BABOKI KAYAWE looks at the experiences of gender variant persons in Botswana

From a high profile career as an Olympic paralympian, Tshotlego Morama’s career went down spectacularly following allegations in 2007 that “she” fathered a child.

The Botswana National Sports Council (BNSC) pulled her out of active competitions and sent her for counselling.Today, as Paul Morama, he is well settled into his identity as a man and a father.

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