Sheriff Mothopeng is a gender non-confirming person, LGBTI activist and archaeologist by profession working towards the elimination of discrimination and the meaningful inclusion of LGBTQI identifying youth. Sheriff has been doing tremendous advocacy work in Lesotho since 2009 with The People’s Matrix until May 2015 when they moved to Sesotho Media and Development holding the position of Gender and Sexuality officer.
Sheriff holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental History and Cultural Heritage from the National University of Lesotho and other certificates of achievements in Public Policy, Governance and Leadership and Marginalization, Exclusion and Inequality through OSISA and LGBTI Sensitization Certificate.
Sheriff is also working towards Trans representation and visibility of trans stories in film. In 2014, they successfully lead in the locally produced documentary titled, ‘The man in Me’. They have written and been featured in a number of newspapers and magazine articles in Lesotho.
Sheriff has recently led the second documentary which will be published soon on Transgender life in Lesotho. They have recently joined Gender DynamiX as the Regional Advocacy Coordinator where they will be doing advocacy regional work closely with other partner organizations in the region including the Southern Africa Trans Forum. Sheriff currently lives in Cape Town. where they will be doing advocacy regional work closely with other partner organizations in the region including the Southern Africa Trans Forum. Sheriff currently lives in Cape Town.