Young South Africans are leading a slow but significant shift towards LGBTI tolerance

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2020
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Teagle
KEYWORDS: LESBIAN, GAY, BISEXUAL, TRANSGENDER AND INTERSEX(LGBTI), YOUTH
DEPARTMENT: Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/hsrc-review-march-2020/young-africans
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11314
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15259

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Abstract

South Africa was the first country to protect the rights of same sex couples, and the fifth country to legalise same-sex marriage in 2005. However, hate crimes and discrimination against members of the LGBTI community remain common. Using data from the South African Social Attitudes Survey, HSRC researchers asked whether the gap between the countrys constitutional values and public attitudes have narrowed in the past 15 years.