Gita November

Gita November

Chairperson

Gita November Operations Coordinator at the Wits RHI Transgender Clinic Cape Town site. I was born in a small town called Sutherland in the Northern province of South Africa. In 1998 I was sent to Cape Town to complete my High school. One year later I found myself doing sex work at that time not realising what it is. Years later I made it a full time profession and enjoyed every minute of it. Being born into a Christian family it was hard to express myself being gay and later transitioning to become a women. Sex work was the one profession that made all my possibilities come to life and are not a shame to say it out loud. In 2014 I joined a Sex Worker organisation SWEAT – Sex Workers Education Advocacy Task Force , where I found my voice in the National Sex worker Movement Sisonke. I was part of the sex worker movement prior to my employment to the organisation. I relocated to the West Coast of Cape Town where I worked for the organisation as a Site Coordinator and found myself involved in Politics. I was the first Transgender Sex worker to service on a Ward Committee and later part of a ward counsellor team. In 2016 I attended a Story Telling Seminar in New York ( USA ) where I used my storytelling technique as a advocacy tool. HIV have always played a huge roll in my life and I dedicated my life to be of service to those infected and affected by HIV. In 2017 I completed a LGBTI political training where I enriched myself with knowledge about how politics affect the marginalised. I am still active in the fore front of politics where I am part of a national movement called Embrace Diversity Political Movement. I am Gita a child of the universe with a past that I am proud of and a bright future ahead of me.