Sexuality Policy Watch

Troubling the waters of a ‘wave of homophobia’: Political economies of anti-queer animus in sub-Saharan Africa

Read Ryan Richard Thoreson’s article, from Yale Law School, about the debate over Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill in 2009 and 2010, when journalists and activists warned of a ‘wave of homophobia’ in sub-Saharan Africa. In this article, the author illustrates how this trope elides critical differences between contemporaneous incidents. It also suggests that forms of anti-queer animus instead might be understood as the products of political economies. Click here to read it

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