Trans-Movement in Botswana Through Skipper Mogapi's Eyes

Published: September 21, 2010

SOUTH AFRICA – 21 September 2010: “Standing for what you believe in is the only way to make people know who you are, the way you present your self is the way the people and the community around you will treat you” this is according to Prisca Mogapi who is popularly known as Skipper. 

He says people treat him as a man and have no doubt in his manhood, “at work my colleagues refer to me as Mr. Mogapi”, he notes. Mogapi is one of the Trans- men who are out and proud about it, advocating for the rights of the LGBTI community but the Trans movement in Botswana remains closest to his heart.

Skipper was born and bread in Gabane village thirty five kilometers from the capital city of Botswana. He’s the third child of the family, with two older brothers and one younger sister, raised by a single mother but spent most of his time growing up with his grandmother.

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