Queering global health: an urgent call for LGBT+ affirmative practices

Elsevier, The Lancet Global Health, Volume 10, April 2022
Pillay S.R., Ntetmen J.M., Nel J.A.
This Viewpoint was submitted in response to the call for papers on the theme “What is wrong with global health?”. We answer the question simply: global health under-represents the experiences of LGBT+ people. Queer contexts are missing from the pages of this journal—a strange exclusion given the journal's commitment to diversity and inclusion of marginalised voices. Indeed, there is a general neglect within global health scholarship of the intersection between health inequities and LGBT+ populations in low-income and middle-income countries in Africa. This Viewpoint discusses the utility of LGBT-affirmative scholarship developed in South Africa, and its use and application in Nigeria and Cameroon.