Media Representation of LGBTQ People in Africa

March 7, 2020|Arcus Foundation
An Arcus-commissioned report that analyzes 150 media clips from South Africa, Kenya, Uganda, Botswana, and Malawi to establish a baseline by which to measure the Social Justice Program’s goal of increased acceptance and inclusion of LGBTQI+ people. The clips were ranked based on positive or neutral media coverage of LGBTQI+ issues and communities (especially those communities that are most marginalized), including reduced instances of misgendering transgender individuals; and number of public statements and actions by political leaders, faith leaders, and influencers that are pro-LGBTQI+ or show recognition of power and leadership by LGBTQI+ advocates and their allies.