The impact of Religion on Sexuality and Gender in Black British Community

Bisi Alimi

Bisi Alimi

Within the Black and Ethnic minorities (BME) religion plays a very important role in social interaction, cohesion and a sense of belonging. Christian faith among the black Africans and Caribbean has its root in slavery and colonization. As Africans/black Caribbean get religious, certain pre-colonial aspect of everyday lives within that society get pushed to the background and in some cases, get stigmatized. Sexual Orientation is one of such. Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or Trans is something a great challenge among the religious black community in Britain. This paper will look at the impact of religion on sexuality and Gender within the black community in Britain and also evaluate the historical antecedents and the people who are at the forefront of challenging the impact.

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