Aid, Resistance and Queer power

Aid, Resistance and Queer power

This article argues that to understand resistance to aid conditionalities in relation to LGBTI rights it is necessary to understand the political history of aid in Africa. The author cautions that issues related to sexuality cannot be separated from other issues that affect Africa such as unfair trading conditions and poverty more generally. To single out LGBTI people for special treatment risks reinforcing the commonly held view that homosexuality is a Western import. A plurality of views exist on what issues should take priority in terms of activism and financing, but proposed solutions need to be led by people working on the ground rather than well meaning donors or campaigners elsewhere.

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