Dr. Rizi Xavier Tamane‘ was born in northern Nigeria, grew up in a fundamentalist home, and like many trans people, struggled with gender dysphoria in childhood before discovering that there was nothing wrong with him. He is an LGBT faith leader, speaker, writer, and registered associate clinical social worker. Rizi holds a master’s degree in Management from Webster University, a Master in Social Work from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in Christian Counseling from Newburgh Seminary, along with a graduate certificate in Religion, Activism, and Social Justice from the Claremont School of Theology.
Miss’ Sahhara, the transgender lady formerly known as Clifford lived in Abuja for several years before moving to London, United Kingdom, where she has been living as a female for over 7 years. She is a 28-year-old songwriter, model not forgetting a ‘pretty woman’ with lots of charisma.
Tebogo, a Sangoma (traditional African healer) who is male, but was born female. We also meet Tebogo’s colleague, Nthabiseng, who is Intersex, and was born with ambiguous genitalia.
Thapelo Makhutle a 24 yr old South African Transgender model that was murdered in his room in Johanesburg.
Caster Semenya is a South African middle-distance runner and world champion.She has three sisters and a brother, and is said to have been a tomboy as a child.In the African Junior Championships Semenya won both the 800 m and 1500 m races with the times of 1:56.72 and 4:08.01 respectively. Following her victory at the world championships, questions were raised about her gender.
Caster hit the limelight after she was scandalously subjected to gender testing after winning the 800 metres at the 2009 World Championships. Back then she used to wear a gold ring on her left pinkie finger. These days it’s her left ring finger that sports a gold wedding band.