Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa

by Adriaan van Klinken

Kenyan, Christian, Queer: Religion, LGBT Activism, and Arts of Resistance in Africa

Popular narratives cite religion as the driving force behind homophobia in Africa, portraying Christianity and LGBT expression as incompatible. Without denying Christianity’s contribution to the stigma, discrimination, and exclusion of same-sex-attracted and gender-variant people on the continent, Adriaan van Klinken presents an alternative narrative, foregrounding the ways in which religion also appears as a critical site of LGBT activism.