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OUT in Zimbabwe

Sexual and gender minorities in Zimbabwe face legal, cultural and social challenges not experienced by other groups within Zimbabwe. Our ‘OUT in Zimbabwe’ research is currently examining the lived experiences of sexual and gender minorities in Zimbabwe. You can read about the development of this upcoming research project now.

Homosexuality has been said to be ‘Un-African’ and many world leaders, including leaders of Zimbabwe, have suggested this. However, we know that this is not necessarily true, as Zimbabwe has re-written its own sexual history. Our upcoming report highlights that:

“Tracing homosexuality far back within Zimbabwe leads to evidence found in thousand-year-old rock paintings created by the San people, depicting anal sex between men which is the earliest evidence which suggests homosexuality existed in pre-colonial Africa” (OUT in Zimbabwe)

Please note that we use the term SOGIESC in this research report (sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics).

Homosexuality has been said to be ‘Un-African’ and many world leaders, including leaders of Zimbabwe, have suggested this. However, we know that this is not necessarily true, as Zimbabwe has re-written its own sexual history. Our upcoming report highlights that:

“Tracing homosexuality far back within Zimbabwe leads to evidence found in thousand-year-old rock paintings created by the San people, depicting anal sex between men which is the earliest evidence which suggests homosexuality existed in pre-colonial Africa” (OUT in Zimbabwe)

Please note that we use the term SOGIESC in this research report (sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics).

Homosexuality has been said to be ‘Un-African’ and many world leaders, including leaders of Zimbabwe, have suggested this. However, we know that this is not necessarily true, as Zimbabwe has re-written its own sexual history. Our upcoming report highlights that:

“Tracing homosexuality far back within Zimbabwe leads to evidence found in thousand-year-old rock paintings created by the San people, depicting anal sex between men which is the earliest evidence which suggests homosexuality existed in pre-colonial Africa” (OUT in Zimbabwe)

Please note that we use the term SOGIESC in this research report (sexual orientation, gender identity, expression, and sex characteristics).

This research is still ongoing, however more details will appear on this page soon. If you would like to hear about this research first,

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