This study seeks to show how the Internet has become a political weapon to infringe on the rights of marginal sexual and gender communities rather than a developmental tool and seeks to make recommendations for policy and legislative reform.The target groups of the study were sex workers and the Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Queer (LGBTQ) communities in Zimbabwe.  It was apparent that although the two groups had different characteristics, their interests and the challenges they faced intersect in several ways.

The study seeks to make recommendations that would enhance the groups’ use of the Internet for the enjoyment of their rights to participate in national public discourse on socio-economic and political interest specific to them as marginal communities.