By John McAllister
Diversity is one of the watchwords of the LGBTIQ rights movement, but we don’t always honour the concept in our own culture. The G in LGBTIQ too often is taken – or takes itself – to be the default queer identity. Transsexuals and intersex people (especially) are treated as internal others. Queer media is dominated by gay male content that often makes only token attempts to include our own minorities.
Q-zine’s mission is to be an inclusive forum for queer African and to give expression to all facets of African queer experience equally. But we’re still not immune from the gay male default point of view. Our first two issues were dominated by gay male voices, so in this issue we try to redress the balance a little by highlighting both queer women’s and marginalized queer male voices.