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Out in Africa: LGBT Organizing in Namibia and South Africa

Ashley Currier


Visibility matters to activists—to their social and political relevance, their credibility, their influence. But invisibility matters, too, in times of political hostility or internal crisis. This book presents an intimate look at how Namibian and South African lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organizations have cultivated visibility and invisibility as strategies over time. As such, it reveals the complexities of the LGBT movements in both countries as these organizations make use of Western terminology and notions of identity to gain funding even as they work to counter the per ... More

Keywords: visibility, LGBT organizations, South Africa, Namibia, LGBT rights, postapartheid Namibia, postapartheid South Africa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780816678006
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816678006.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ashley Currier, author