Tuesday, February 19, 2013

African, Trans* And Proud

As I keep repeating on this blog, being trans is part of the diverse mosaic of human life.   Trans people exist on every continent that humans inhabit, and that is also true of the second largest continent on planet Earth in Africa.   

A Transgender and Intersex Africa video project initiative is cranking up which backs up what I'm talking about. 

Transgender and Intersex Africa is a group for transgender people who are proud to be both African and Trans*.

They also emphatically point out to their detractors that being trans or Transgenderism is not a Western concept.

As they point out, they are not copying the West.   They are proud transpeople who know who they are!
As a matter of fact, some of the early pioneering European trans women such as Great Britain's April Ashley and France's Jacqueline-Charlotte Dufresnoy (AKA Coccinelle) went to Casablanca to have their surgeries done by Georges Bourou.  

Enjoy the first video in the series. 

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