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Some Reflections on Postcolonial Homophobia, Local Interventions, and LGBTI Solidarity Online: The Politics of Global Petitions

Gunkel, Henriette. 2013. Some Reflections on Postcolonial Homophobia, Local Interventions, and LGBTI Solidarity Online: The Politics of Global Petitions. African Studies Review, 56(2), pp. 67-81. ISSN 0002-0206 [Article]

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In the last two decades we have witnessed an increase in online petitions and campaigns emerging from Europe and North America against homophobia in various African countries, creating a particular form of visibility with some remarkable global success. Based on these online petitions and postings as well as the responses of African activists, this article reflects on the politics of this global queer solidarity. By suggesting a restrategizing of antihomophobia politics, it contributes to the ongoing debate about LGBTI politics in a transnational and global framework, pointing to the challenges but also the possibilities for the future.

Item Type: Article

Identification Number (DOI):

https://doi.org/10.1017/asr.2013.42

Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Visual Cultures

Dates:

DateEvent
September 2013Published

Item ID:

15899

Date Deposited:

20 Dec 2015 16:50

Last Modified:

07 Jul 2017 13:42

Peer Reviewed:

Yes, this version has been peer-reviewed.

URI: http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/15899
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