Among the books historian Tallie has on his reading list is one about the food of the American Old South—“… a forgotten Little Africa but nobody speaks of it that way.”
During a visit to Durban Pride, the authors conclude that democracy feels strange. For one, it feels like increased LGBTI visibility and increased backlash.
Colbert’s satire is based in a smug ironic whiteness. It doesn’t mean I have to like it or can’t feel it’s problematic or alienating as a person of color.
What happens when a corporate model of Pride is used to homogenize and silence those without privilege and power?
In supposedly post-apartheid South Africa – where political and economic power are at odds – what happens in gay spaces?
How does an American publication write critically about a country without running the risk of reifying sexual and racial stereotypes?
The positive media surrounding ‘Cape Town as a gay paradise’ obscures far more complex realities.