Brian Bongani Sibeko

Brian Bongani Sibeko

Secretary

What do you get when you take a politician, a community developer, and a youth activist? In short, you get Brian Sibeko. This young man is passionate about the plight of marginalized communities, especially the LGBTI community. He works directly with the communities making it easy for him to carry out his passion to those he cares about most – the marginalized communities. After studying for a BA Politics, he realized he could not stop running and answered the calling. Not that kind of calling, but a calling nonetheless. Brian drooped out of politics to pursue a Social Work Degree and he is at his happiest. Community-oriented and a people’s person, he engages with his work as though it’s a hobby. He’s quick to spread the word on safe sex and self-love and he never misses an opportunity to speak of such. He lives the words he speaks and calls work. He is a young gay man who has dedicated his life to changing the perceptions of general society towards same-sex loving individuals, transgender, and gender non-conforming individuals and the broader LGBTI community. Looking at him, he reminds us that while there are people who are fine with what life gives them, there are people who will dedicate their lives to making sure that not only he gets the benefit but others benefit too. As we deal with all forms of homophobia, it is the likes of Bongani Sibeko, at the forefront of the battle against proposed injustices that remind us that we all have a role to play. “We might not be at the marches (though we should be), but through living our lives as best we can, we are being activists.” Brian serves as the Secretary on the board of Trans Wellness Project.