Quick Hit: Malawi Couple Not Exactly “Gay Couple.”

The media loves itself some transphobia. Yesterday, Courtney linked to a piece about a supposed gay couple in Malawi that was sentenced to prison time because of their, “unnatural acts and gross indecency.” Well turns out Tiwonge Chimbalanga identifies as a woman, a fact that both the courts and the media failed to note.
Via Questioning Transphobia, I also found a video of protests in Cape Town created by Gender DynamIX, a South African trans group, protests to the decision in Malawi.

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2 Comments

  1. Mollie
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 10:24 pm | Permalink

    I can’t STAND when this happens. The general public needs to be more aware and educated about trans issues/what it means to be trans.

  2. tweedledee
    Posted May 22, 2010 at 7:16 am | Permalink

    Props to GenderDynamiX, an amazing Cape Town organisation.

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