Sex and Politics in South Africa
Juta and Company Ltd, 2005 - Political Science - 255 pages
This book tells how South Africa came to lead the world in enshrining sexual equality in our Bill of Rights, which forms part of the Constitution. The achievement, which has been hailed as a model for the rest of the world, did not come about without a long struggle. This was spearheaded by gender activists and movements during the 1980s, whose campaigns on the one hand evoked hostility from the apartheid state and were also dismissed as an irrelevance by conservative factions within the liberation movement. Indeed, the end of apartheid did not automatically guarantee that sexual equality would be realised, and the book explains how in the end this was achieved. The volume draws upon the rich archive of the Gay and Lesbian association and incorporates fascinating first-hand documents from the time as well as essays by participants in the events and later commentators.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Foreword Ruth Mompati
The Editors and Contributors
lntroduction Neville Hoad
Sexuality and the liberation struggle 28 Fragments from the archives l Graeme Reid 34 ESSAY Solidarity with whom? The international gay and les...
Cape Town activists remember sexuality struggles Mikki van Zyl 118 ESSAY Homosexuality and the South African left The ambiguities of exile Ger...
ANC dashes hopes for gay rights in SA Peter Tatchell
Telex Thabo Mbeki
Address at Simon Nkolis memorial service Mosiuoa Terror Lekota
Address at Simon Nkolis memorial service Kevan Botha
Simon Nkoli obituary Zackie Achmat
Cartoon n Poefadder het my gepik
The Constitution 174 Fragments from the archives ll Graeme Reid 178 ARCHlVE Presentation to GLOW Action Committee and SHOC workshop Ed...
The Equality Clause
Afterword Bafana Mhlanga
Guide to the Gay and Lesbian Archives of South Africa Anthony Manion
List of Acronyms
active African National Congress AlDS ANC's anti-apartheid struggle apartheid Archives of South Cape Town Coalition for Gay collection consists Committee comrades content The collection Defiant Desire Delmas Treason Trial discrimination Edwin Cameron End Conscription Campaign Equality Clause Equality Foundation exile GALA GASA GASA's Gay Activists gay and lesbian Gay Association gay movement gay organisations gay rights clause gay rights movement gender Gevisser GLOW Graeme Reid HlV/AlDS homophobia homosexuality human rights identity ILGA interview inventory available involved issues Johannesburg Jon Voss Kevan Botha Kraak LAGO lesbian and gay Lesbian Archives Lesbian Equality Lesbian Organisation letter liberation movement lLGA conference lobbying Luirink lvan Mandela Mbeki membership mobilisation Mompati National Coalition NCGLE OLGA oppression Peter Tatchell police political records SADF Scope and content sexual orientation Simon Nkoli social South Africa tion Witwatersrand women Zackie Achmat