Only a handful of states have in place anti-discrimination laws protecting LGBT people. Same-sex marriage, legal only in South Africa, has been constitutionally banned by eight states. For the most part, the criminalisation of homosexuality in Africa is a direct result of colonialism, with much of the anti-homosexual legislation introduced by European states still in place. But recently, political pandering and religious influence have seen countries such as Gambia and Nigeria introduce laws which further restrict the human rights of their LGBT populations.
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October is LGBTQ History Month, a time to reflect on the community's rich history and honor those who tirelessly fought for equality — and continue to do so. Here are 11 books that can help readers shed light on important moments in the community's history. A thorough introduction to the history of the gay and lesbian civil rights movements, this book chronicles the early struggles of LGBTQ individuals from the s to present day using a compilation of enlightening interviews with politicians, military officials and members of the community.
W hat do you think of Stephen Fry getting married to Elliott Spencer? Just a few years ago, such questions would have been nonsensical. He has a point. Even in the western world, most people have still never met a married homosexual couple. Its opponents decry the recent spread of gay marriage as political correctness gone mad.