Africa : If you say being gay is not African, then you don't know your history

Queenie

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People are free to think how they want but, outside of any religious doctrine, can anyone prove that African gay men and African lesbians never existed anywhere in the African continent prior to any colonization by people from other parts of the world? Why is it difficult/impossible to believe that it did?

According to an article in the guardian. The author, Bisi Alimi states that:

"The idea that homosexuality is ‘western’ is based on another western import – Christianity. True African culture celebrates diversity and promotes acceptance."


Members of the LGBT community parade in Entebbe, Uganda, a year
after an anti-gay bill was annulled.


"In digging up facts I found that, while many Africans say that homosexuality is un-African, African culture is no stranger to homosexual behaviours and acts.

For example, in my local language (Yoruba), the word for “homosexual” is adofuro, a colloquialism for someone who has anal sex. It might sound insulting and derogatory, however, the point is there is a word for the behaviour. Moreover, this is not a new word; it is as old as the Yoruba culture itself.

In the northern part of Nigeria, yan daudu is a Hausa term to describe effeminate men who are considered to be wives to men. While the Yoruba word might be more about behaviour than identity, this Hausa term is more about identity. You have to look and act like a yan daudu to be called one. It is not an identity you can just carry. These words are neutral; they are not infused with hate or disgust.

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Really Queen? lol.

I disagree. Just because a certain language has words for certain behaviors doesn't mean it is/was promoted and accepted. lol

The writer of this article is gay. So he has to make everything fit his agenda.

This article was written in Sep 2015. I quite sure African traditions were established long before Sep 2015.

So Queen this article confirms that Africa as a continent accepted and promoted diversity long ago?

In Boy-Wives and Female Husbands, a book examining homosexuality and feminism in Africa, the researchers found ‘‘explicit” Bushman artwork that depicts men engaging in same-sex sexual activity.
They were bushmen right lol Yes I had to go there. The article was a comical, self serving fantasy.

We live in a day and age were you can make anything fit your agenda.

smh

The insanity is also state sanctioned, welcome to a faag i mean sad future. Unless of course you're gay then the future gets two finger snaps girlfriend.
 

Queenie

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I'm glad you got a chuckle out of the article. But seriously, do you believe that being gay is a modern day phenomenon among African Americans and anti-African?
 

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I think the claim is that it didn't exist until colonialization




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