Winter of hope beckons for LGBTIs

Rainbow love: LGBTIs say the health system discriminates against them
Rainbow love: LGBTIs say the health system discriminates against them

The winter Parliament could mark a change for members of the country’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) community. They have borne the brunt of the HIV epidemic over the years due to stigmatic exclusion. Mmegi Correspondent, MOMPATI TLHANKANE reports

Goodhope-Mabule legislator, James Mathokgwane will carry the hopes of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex  (LGBTI) community with him when he re-enters the National Assembly for the winter session in July.

Mathokgwane recently represented Botswana at a SADC Parliamentary Forum dialogue on how regional states could improve access to HIV, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) programmes for the LGBTI community.

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Implement the recommendations Mr. President

The nation is eagerly awaiting this report to have a glimpse of what the recommendations are like, possibly for further debate. Mr. President, it’s our ardent hope that true to your promises, the public will have an opportunity to peruse the report and see if it reflects their interests as the Commission went around the length and breadth of the country collecting views of the people with some choosing to write to the Commission’s...

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