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Ugandan trans campaigner wants her community recognised in next census

Ugandan trans campaigner wants her community recognised in next census

ELIAS BIRYABAREMA CLEOPATRA Kambugu is a molecular biologist, the star of a Netflix documentary and a prominent social campaigner in Uganda. She was also assigned male at birth and became one of the first of a small number of Ugandans to have her gender identity officially changed. Now, she wants Uganda to widen the options at its next census in 2023 to include the transgender community. "We don't count transgender people on any document ... gender is either male or female," said 35-year-old Kambugu, her short floral dress swishing above black boots. "You are an afterthought ... erased. So can…
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