The Equality Clause / Gay & Lesbian
Movement / The Anti-apartheid Struggle
Edited by Neville Hoad, Karen Martin & Graeme Reid
In the final years of apartheid, lesbians
and gay men from across the racial and
political spectrum began to agitate for
a place for themselves in-between the old
South Africa and the new. This anthology
tells that story in a myriad of ways – through
the personal testimonies of activists involved,
the archival records of their organisations,
and academic analysis. It was a tumultuous
time as lesbian and gay activists affiliated
with wider struggles locally and internationally.
That South Africa would become the first
country in the world it enshrine lesbian
and gay rights in its new Constitution
seemed unimaginable at the time.
Sex and Politics in South Africa recovers
and celebrates an as yet untold story – the
weaving of a pink thread in the tapestry
of the Rainbow Nation.