Kenya

LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 01/14/2023

Transgender Kenyans seek refuge amid backlash over activist’s death

For the first time in years, Arya Rams falls asleep and wakes up each day without a dense knot of fear in her chest. She lives in a room in a safe…

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ADDED ON: 01/08/2023

Suspect Arrested in Kenya LGBTQ Activist’s Death

Kenyan police said Friday that they had arrested a suspect in the killing of an LGBTQ rights campaigner whose body was discovered stuffed in a metal trunk, a grisly crime that has…

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ADDED ON: 01/07/2023

Prominent Kenyan LGBTQ activist found dead, suspect arrested

Kenyan police on Friday said a suspect had been arrested in connection with the death of a prominent LGBTQ rights campaigner whose body was found stuffed into a metal box in the…

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ADDED ON: 11/29/2022

Kenyan LGBTQ+ rights groups honor Transgender refugees, asylum seekers

Two LGBTQ+ rights groups in Kenya this month used the Transgender Awareness Week and the Transgender Day of Remembrance to honor transgender refugees and asylum seekers in the country. The Refugee Trans…

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ADDED ON: 10/16/2022

Catholic group in Africa to boycott Netflix over pro-LGBTQ content

CitizenGO Africa, a Catholic activist organization, has launched a boycott campaign against Netflix over its pro-LGBTQ content. The boycott comes two months after its parent organization, CitizenGO, which is based in Brazil…

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ADDED ON: 10/01/2022

Exclusion of Intersex People: A Systemic Conundrum

John Karanja attempted suicide three times before realising that his life, after all, had meaning. Karanja, who was born Dorcas Wangui in 1993, did not notice his body was different until he…

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ADDED ON: 09/21/2022

‘People should be who they are’: Kenyans embrace genderless fashion

A growing number of Kenyan labels are embracing genderless fashion, as a younger, more vocal generation calls for greater inclusivity and creativity in clothing designs. In July, fashion brand Vivo and Bold…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2022

Kenya president-elect says LGBTQ+, intersex rights ‘not a big issue’

The president-elect of Kenya last week told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour that LGBTQ+ and intersex rights are “not a big issue” in his country. “We don’t want to create a mountain out of…

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ADDED ON: 09/09/2022

Ruto on CNN: Kenyans Wonder Why Arab Leaders are Not Asked About LGBTQ Rights

President-elect William Ruto on Wednesday night appeared on CNN in a pre-recorded interview. The current Deputy President sat down with Christiane Amanpour to discuss among other things his election to the top seat…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2022

Kenya’s lesbian footballers fight for the right to play

All Imani wanted to do was to play football. But Kenyan fans, gossiping about her sexuality, had other ideas. "That one is always with girls," Imani overheard one man saying as she…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2022

The situation as a Ugandan LGBTQ+ refugee in Kenya is as terrible as you can imagine

Geoffrey Rainbo* is an LGBTQ+ refugee from Uganda (@GeoffreyRainbo). I am a Ugandan gay man living in Nairobi after being relocated from the Kakuma Refugee Camp in north-western Kenya, where I am seeking…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2022

Kenya’s lesbian footballers fight for the right to play

All Imani wanted to do was to play football. But Kenyan fans, gossiping about her sexuality, had other ideas. “That one is always with girls,” Imani overheard one man saying as she…

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