Homophobia In Africa: Anti-Queerness in Africa is Complicated.

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford 03 Nov 2020

An activist holds up a rainbow flag to celebrate inside Botswana High Court in Gaborone on June 11, 2019. – Botswana’s Court ruled on June 11 in favour of decriminalising homosexuality, handing down a landmark verdict greeted with joy by gay rights campaigners. (Photo by Tshekiso Tebalo / AFP) (Photo credit should read TSHEKISO TEBALO/AFP/Getty Images)

Thirty African countries have laws against homosexuality, but debate still rages over whether homophobia is endemic to Africa or a European import. “Leftover colonial laws” against queerness are only partially responsible, said Wunpini Fatimata Mohammed, a professor of journalism and mass communications at the University of Georgia and author of the article, “Deconstructing homosexuality in Ghana.” In societies that were already homophobic before colonization, said Dr Mohammed, “these colonial laws worked in tandem with homophobic societal norms.” American evangelicals also contribute to anti-queerness in Africa. This article has been adapted from https://blackagendareport.com please Click and enjoy this piece. https://blackagendareport.com/black-agenda-radio-week-november-2-2020

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