Transgender woman wins recognition

Tshepo Kgositau
Tshepo Kgositau

Tshepo Kgositau, a transgender woman has succeeded in her bid to have her gender marker on her Identity Card (Omang) change from male to female.

In what many human rights advocacy groups would view as a giant step in achieving inclusive democracy for minority groups such as transgender people, the Gaborone High Court yesterday ordered the Registrar of Births and Deaths to amend the registers to reflect Kgositau as female not as male.

Kgositau was suing the Civil and National Registration for refusal to change the gender marker on her identity documents.

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