Kenya

LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 08/21/2019

In a first for Africa, Kenya census to count intersex people

Kenya will become the first African country to recognize its intersex population in a census on Saturday that counts people born with a sexual anatomy that does not fit typical definitions for…

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ADDED ON: 06/29/2019

With ball gowns and dance, LGBT+ refugees in Kenya cast aside woes to celebrate

LGBT+ refugees in Kenya - some dressed in sequined ball gowns and slinky black evening dresses - cast aside their troubles on Thursday to eat lunch, dance to Congolese rumba and celebrate…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

Struggle among progress as countries restrict LGBTQ rights

The world has been transformed in many ways in the 50 years since the uprising at the Stonewall Inn, with major shifts in the past decade alone on every continent. Same-sex marriage…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2019

Gay refugees sent back to ‘homophobic Kenya camp’

Kenya's government has ordered a group of 76 refugees to return to a camp they had fled after some of them faced homophobic attacks, a UN agency says. Police with guns escorted…

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ADDED ON: 06/19/2019

LGBT Refugees Allege Harassment in Kenya, a Rare Safe Haven

Burundi national Nina Muregwa says she feels threatened again. After escaping death threats back home over her sexual identity the 17-year-old thought she had found a sanctuary in Kenya. Recent incidents, however,…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2019

Gay rugby player faces deportation to Kenya as asylum claim rejected

A gay rugby player who is facing deportation to Kenya, where he fears he will be subjected to persecution and violence because of his sexuality, has had a fresh claim for asylum…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2019

Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

On May 24, three months late, Kenya’s High Court decided whether to legalise gay sex. Human rights advocates had hoped to watch the start of a rainbow-colored domino effect across East Africa.…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2019

Citing inclusion of LGBT clerics, Anglican bishops in Africa to shun Lambeth Conference

As disputes over homosexuality continue to stir within the worldwide Anglican Communion, conservative African bishops say they will boycott a decennial gathering of top clerics next summer unless what the Africans consider…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2019

Kenya High Court sharply criticized for upholding sodomy law

Activists in Kenya have sharply criticized their country’s High Court over its ruling that upheld the constitutionality of a colonial-era sodomy law. The New York Times reported activists were inside the courtroom…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2019

Gay Ugandans regret fleeing to Kenya

Hundreds of people in Uganda's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community have fled the country to escape homophobia and persecution. But many are now stuck in Kenya where the situation is…

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ADDED ON: 05/25/2019

Kenya: Court Upholds Archaic Anti-Homosexuality Laws

Kenya’s High Court on May 24, 2019 upheld laws criminalizing homosexual acts between consenting adults, a step backward in the progress Kenya has made toward equality in recent years, Human Rights Watch…

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ADDED ON: 05/22/2019

Kenya’s High Court to Rule Friday on Legality of Gay Sex

This Friday, Kenya's High Court is set to rule on a case challenging colonial-era laws that criminalize homosexuality. The petitioners want the court to declare those laws unconstitutional in hopes that will…

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