There is no shortage of anecdotal evidence of homophobia and transphobia in yet hardly any detailed, statistically sound studies have been done about the actual opinions of Africans on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Under Wraps: A survey of public attitudes to homosexuality and gender non-conformity in Malawi, is the first nationally representative survey of attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Malawi, and is so called because it shows that Malawi has a comparatively high LGBTI population that is known by a significant number of ordinary Malawians , but this reality remains hidden in Malawi’s social consciousness.
Data from the survey is available for researchers. The Other Foundation is offering limited research funds to support selected areas of interest that strengthen and support activism, the Other Foundation invites institutions and individuals interested in accessing the data to apply for access to it.
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