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Same-sex lives between the language of international LGBT rights, international aid and anti-homosexuality

Seckinelgin, Hakan (2018) Same-sex lives between the language of international LGBT rights, international aid and anti-homosexuality. Global Social Policy, 18 (3). pp. 284-303. ISSN 1468-0181

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Identification Number: 10.1177/1468018118795989


This article considers how international development aid is used in engaging with sexuality rights in Africa. It considers both the emergence of LGBT rights as aid conditionality in international aid relations and responses to these from African political leaders. The central issue identified is that political leaders for and against these rights have marginalized and ignored voices of the sexually diverse people in their engagements in African settings. Here, a problem emerges that people’s own claims for rights are subsumed within the broader agendas set by politicians at international and national levels. This article analyses these relations and their outcomes for activists and civil society groups in diverse African settings by considering the language of LGBT rights used by international political actors and the ways in which African political leaders develop their own language on the issue.

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Additional Information: © 2018 SAGE Publications
Divisions: Social Policy
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2018 16:10
Last Modified: 15 May 2024 23:19

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