Queering Apartheid: The National Party's 1987 ‘Gay Rights’ Election Campaign in Hillbrow

@article{Conway2009QueeringAT,
  title={Queering Apartheid: The National Party's 1987 ‘Gay Rights’ Election Campaign in Hillbrow},
  author={D. Conway},
  journal={Journal of Southern African Studies},
  year={2009},
  volume={35},
  pages={849 - 863}
}
  • D. Conway
  • Published 2009
  • Sociology
  • Journal of Southern African Studies
This article investigates the anomaly in apartheid history of the ruling National Party's (NP) fielding a ‘pro-gay rights’ candidate in the Hillbrow constituency during the 1987 whites-only election in South Africa. The NP was aided in its Hillbrow campaign by the gay magazine Exit, which encouraged its readership to ‘vote gay’ in the election and published a list of candidates who were favourable to gay rights in South Africa. The Hillbrow campaign is intelligible when the intersections… Expand
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