African same-sex sexualities and gender-diversity: an introduction

SOURCE: Culture, Health & Sexuality
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2013
TITLE AUTHOR(S): T.G.M.Sandfort, S.P.Reddy
KEYWORDS: AFRICA, GENDER, HOMOSEXUALITY, IDENTITY, RISK BEHAVIOUR, SAME-SEX MARRIAGE, SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 7791

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Abstract

Good quality social science and humanities research about same-sex sexuality in Africa is rare. This does not imply that same-sex sexuality is not practised in Africa. The question could be raised whether there is something specific about African same-sex sexualities that warrants special attention. The authors would argue that same-sex sexual expression in Africa has many aspects and facets in common with such expression in other parts of the world. African same-sex sexualities are likely to include a wide range of nuanced expressions.