In a recent report from Amnesty International, the source of African Homophobia appears to be from colonial powers. It is known that the “anti-gay” laws came from our colonial history but, according to the report, so do the modern day social attitudes. The report also points to the historical evidence of same-sex relationships such as 2000 year old cave paintings in Zimbabwe and woman-woman marriages which were documented in at least 40 different ethnic groups in Africa, spread over Southern Africa, Benin, Nigeria, Kenya and South Sudan.
Read the full report via Amnesty International
- Amnesty International condemns ‘homophobia’ in Africa (abdulkarimgolfblog.wordpress.com)
- Postcolonialism – Key Terms (politicaldeficit.com)
- Majority of MSM are Batswana (Mmegi.bw)
- Botswana chiefs: ‘Homosexuality has always been here’ (76crimes.com)