Dr Collin

Remember the fight we had with Doctor Collin last year? How he refused to issue a referral letter to one of his trans* patients so that the person can apply for a new Identity document with the Department of Home Affairs? How he only issued the letter once we intervened and yet the letter was incorrectly written? Well… we are proud to say that after all the fighting and advocating, the trans* man who was mistreated by Dr Collin has just been contacted by the Department of Home Affairs to come and collect his new ID book. He is now legally recognized as male and it will reflect on his ID book. We all know how difficult and almost impossible it is to try and live without an ID book in South Africa, let alone an ID book that does not reflect your true gender.

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