“Behind the Mask”: An African Gay-Affirmative Website

  • Jonathan Alexander


In this interview, conducted entirely via email, the Webmasters of Behind the Mask, a gay-affirmative Website serving Southern Africa, discuss the origins and goals of their project. The digital conversation touches on the need to disseminate information about sexuality to African peoples and the concurrent difficulties of establishing “gay” communities in Africa, since many Africans do not use terms such as “gay” or “homosexual” to describe identities or behavior.

homosexuality Africa Internet World Wide Web gay gay community 


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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jonathan Alexander
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  1. 1.Department of Language ArtsUniversity of CincinnatiCincinnati45221

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