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The Suppression of Homosexuality in Africa: A History Complicated by Colonization

Posted by Hadley Sachs on

The myth that homosexuality is absent or incidental in African countries is one of the oldest and most enduring myths about African society; it is also one of the most detrimental cultural myths to human rights movements as society progresses into the twenty-first century. The 2009 Anti-Homosexuality Bill is likely the starkest example of the homophobic and draconian attempts to implement legislation to criminalize same-sex relationships in modern Africa. While the statement that homosexuality is un-African is not completely false,...

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