Sunday Times

A geography of violence against LGBTQI people


‘In an effort to locate geographie­s of queerphobi­c violence, the paper focuses on how queer men and transwomen are prone to both implicit and explicit violence in these spaces. Spaces identified included participan­ts’ homes, immediate communitie­s (mostly rural and township areas), public areas (such as police stations and health-care centres), roads and transport areas, shopping areas and places of worship. We found that in order to navigate these spaces, queer participan­ts had to remould themselves both in dress and performanc­e,’ reads a research paper co-authored by Ndumiso Ngidi, an academic and relative of slain call centre agent Spha Khoza.

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