Transgender women in Durban have been raped by men as a form of punishment and ‘correcting’ them. The LGBTI community have joined the #TotalShutdown Women’s march in Durban where hundreds have joined in to tell the world ‘My body is not your crime scene’. As the march got underway, Prince Dlamini from the Durban Lesbian and Gay Centre said violence was common within the LGBTI society. “There is violence in our community, more especially with regards to Lesbian and Trans women, because people still don’t understand trans women and they always want to correct you because your gender,” said Dlamini.
August 1 / IOL