A scholar of politics and religion explains how anti-LGBTQ laws are being used to distract the public from governance failures in many parts of the world.
In over 30 countries LGBTIQ+ people would face imprisonment. Progress has been made but there is still a long way to go.
The proposed law reinforces unscientific conversion practices – or so-called reparative therapies – that don’t work.
Discrimination against anyone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity is not an African value.
A small but vocal lobby – some aided by US conservatives – have drawn battle lines around unisex bathrooms and gender pronouns.