Gay man 'forbidden' to cross-dress at work

LGBTQI  community
LGBTQI community

*Tshepiso Maoto, a gay man who works at a local customary court in one of the villages, said she is forced to wear men’s clothes because that is what she is seen as at work, a man.

She shared her experience as a man who identifies as gay at a commemoration of the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Bi-Phobia event in Gaborone recently.

Maoto would like to wear a dress and other female clothes that she feels comfortable in. She, however, cannot do that as it is a taboo for a ‘man’ to wear women’s clothes.

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