Female genital mutilation and postcolonial struggles are in fact intimately and historically linked.
Empire and Colonialism
The Queer Caribbean: Conflicting Uses of the Colonial Past
Both anti-discrimination and pro-gay activists appeal to features of a pre-colonial past.
The Archbishop’s Argument: Anglicanism, Homosexuality, and Colonial Complexities
It is a curious and powerful discursive move to link the murder of hundreds of people in Nigeria to the vaguely described suffering of British queer people.
India’s Section 377: India, Britain and the ongoing legacies of imperialism
The legacy of imperial Victorian sexual mores continue to haunt the lives of gay people in India and large parts of former British colonies.
What should LGBT History Month say about Empire?
Robert Baden-Powell, Cecil Rhodes and Lawrence of Arabia have three things in common.
Hyperbole and horror: hijras and the British imperial state in India
Nineteenth-century British imperial imaginaries took great delight in expressing the terror of, and a morbid fascination with, hijra bodies.