Progressive Prudes: A Survey of South African Attitudes to Homosexuality and Gender Non-Conformity
There is a general belief that African people are deeply homophobic and unaccepting of gender diversities.
But what does the African public really think?
The truth is that we don’t really know because hardly any work has been done to gather and analyze the views of the public in a structured way in Africa.
Until now. For the first time, there is scientifically valid, nationally representative data to inform social dialogue and advocacy, public policies, and academic debate. The results of the survey confirm some common-sense realities which have not been tested in research on this scale up to now. There are also some surprising new findings.
To give African researchers who live and work on the continent the opportunity to explore the data first, the Other Foundation has embargoed the data from the survey beyond this initial report, for 12 months. Offering limited research funds to support selected areas of interest that strengthen and support activism, the Other Foundation invitates institutions and individuals interested in accessing the data to apply for access to it.