The Other Foundation
The Other Foundation is an African trust that advances equality and freedom in southern Africa with a particular focus on sexual orientation and gender identity. It gathers support to defend and advance the human rights and social inclusion of homosexual and bisexual women and men, as well as transgender and intersex people in southern Africa – and it gives support to groups in a smart way that enables them to work effectively for lasting change, recognizing the particular dynamics of race, poverty and inequality, sex, national origin, heritage, and politics in our part of the world. It does this by working both as a fundraiser and a grant maker.
Established in 2005, Gender DynamiX (GDX) is the first registered Africa-based public benefit organisation to focus solely on the transgender and broader gender diverse community. What started as a mere vision, slowly grew into a grassroots organisation.
GDX has since become an institutionalised non-profit organisation (NPO) that is fundamental to the development of the trans and gender diverse movement(s) in South Africa and across Africa. Over the past 13 years GDX has built up a strong track record in understanding the diverse nature of the work and the diverse needs of trans and gender diverse persons both in South Africa and its surrounding regions.
Gala is a centre for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer (LGBTIQ) culture and education in South Africa.
Their mission is, first and foremost, to act as a catalyst for the production, preservation and dissemination of knowledge on the history, culture and contemporary experiences of LGBTIQ people.
In recent years, Gala has also strengthened its commitment in areas such as education and movement-building. Through their different areas of work, Gala makes an important contribution to the achievement and development of the human rights of LGBTIQ people on the continent, and to social justice more broadly.
The South African LGBT+ Management Forum (or "The Forum") is an umbrella organisation for professional lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) employee network groups seeking to create safe and equitable workplaces that enable professionals to contribute to their fullest potential. We are a registered non-profit organisation working in South Africa.
TRANS WELLNESS PROJECT
Trans Wellness Project is an organisation that transforms lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality. They focus their efforts in rural areas; offering access to services such as health care, psychosocial support, edutainment and training of local health care professionals and the Trans persons. They work with allies in order to advance health care service knowledge through continuously monitoring services as to advance and improve standards of care. TWP fosters resilience, strength, connection, health, and wellness for the Trans community. TWP is grounded in social justice using Trans as an inclusive category of persons who break social norms through their sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression.
Looking online, there was very little for the African queer woman and her experience and so a Hub of Loving Action in Africa (HOLAA!) was born. What started as a small blog written by a few friends has grown into something bigger and more beautiful. More people, more conversations, more happenings. Now it’s a hub that houses knowledge that goes into all realms of sex and sexuality as it pertains to all aspects of African sex and sexuality. This is a space where women and gender non-conforming people of all sexualities can come together and engage with each other and the world. HOLAA! does its thing through workshops, dialogues, archiving, digital conversations knowledge production, partnerships and awareness building. They want to have those chats about sex, sexuality and the African experience. Also, on every day ending in ‘day’, they spread love and happiness.
Intersex South Africa (ISA)
Intersex South Africa is dedicated to raising awareness of intersex issues in South Africa while advocating and supporting all intersex South Africans. Intersex South Africa believes that Intersex people are an important part of human diversity, the birth of an intersex infant should be celebrated no less than the birth of any other infant, all diversity should be valued whether of race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, ability, geography and or socio-economic status.
A grassroots organisation in rural Northern Cape which strives to see a society in which every LGBTI Individual attains full health rights, the right to freedom of expression and social well-being resulting in a fulfilling life.
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