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Out in AfricaLGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa$
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Ashley Currier

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780816678006

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.001.0001

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Introduction: How Visibility Matters

Introduction: How Visibility Matters

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(p.1) Introduction: How Visibility Matters
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Out in Africa
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Ashley Currier

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.003.0001

This chapter discusses visibility and invisibility as fluctuating qualities that Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) movement organizations carefully cultivated over time as strategies. Visibility refers to the social and political relevance of a social movement that enhances its ability to disseminate its demands and ideas, while invisibility refers to the public withdrawal of activists when political circumstances become hostile to organized resistance or if activists must withdraw from public visibility to respond to internal crises. LGBT activists controlled the public presentations of their movements, movement organizations, and constituents by developing visibility strategies.

Keywords:   lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, LGBT activists, visibility, invisibility

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