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LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 10/22/2021

Report Details Anti-LGBT Discrimination, Violence in Kenya Refugee Camp

(WB) A new report released on Wednesday indicates nearly all of the LGBT people who live in a Kenya refugee camp have experienced discrimination and violence because of their sexual orientation and/or…

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ADDED ON: 10/06/2021

Kenya Banned This Gay Documentary — It Will Now Stream Across Africa

The Kenyan documentary about the life of a gay man navigating life in the conservative country I am Samuel was banned in Kenya in late September. While the documentary has been banned…

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ADDED ON: 10/03/2021

Kenya: It’s a Tough Life for Little-Understood Intersex People

Few choices would be harder to make than coming round to accept that you are neither male nor female. Add to this the fact not much is known in the Kenyan society…

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ADDED ON: 09/26/2021

Kenya bans film for ‘advocating same-sex marriage’

Kenya's Film Classification Board (KFCB) has banned a documentary about two gay lovers. The film, I Am Samuel, is a movie about the romantic relationship between two men who live in Nairobi.…

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ADDED ON: 09/25/2021

Kenya film board bans gay documentary, calling it ‘an affront’

Kenya has banned a documentary about a gay Kenyan man's struggle to be accepted by his family and country, saying it was blasphemous and an affront to the constitution. The Kenya Film…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2021

Meet 7 Activists Fighting to Improve LGBTQ+ Rights Across Africa

I’ve personally experienced two homophobic attacks in my home city of Enugu, in southeastern Nigeria: one from the police and the other from a crowd of students. In both instances, I was…

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ADDED ON: 07/04/2021

Kenyan Civil Society welcomes Move by Methodist Church to Allow Same Sex Marriages

The Church's announcement came when the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual, Queer, Intersexual and Asexual (LGBTQIA+) community just finished celebrating pride-month. Pride month is a yearly promotion of the self-affirmation, dignity, equality, and…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2021

How Relationships Can Turn Faith Leaders Into LGBT Allies

A grassroots group in Kenya has found a slow-but-effective formula for converting anti-LGBT faith leaders into LGBT advocates. Penda* did not feel worthy of a seat at the table with the 15…

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ADDED ON: 05/29/2021

I Am Samuel: the film aiming to ‘change the narrative’ on being gay in Kenya

Samuel Asilikwa grew up in rural Kenya. There was a strict template for masculinity, informed by centuries of tradition – and intolerance. In a new documentary about his life, we see his…

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ADDED ON: 05/03/2021

Gay refugee ‘ambushed’ by homophobe and left with broken leg: ‘I feel like the world has rejected me’

As Canary Murungi walked on foot to the shops in the Kakuma Refugee Camp at 11am, a fellow refugee from Sudan spotted him, he told PinkNews. “He ambushed me,” the 24-year-old said,…

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ADDED ON: 04/14/2021

Fury at UNHCR as burned Kakuma LGBTQIA+ refugee dies

Activists slam the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) after Kakuma Camp LGBTQIA+ refugee and human rights defender Chriton ‘Trinidad’ Atuhwera dies from burns sustained in a homophobic attack. The 22-year-old had been in…

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ADDED ON: 03/24/2021

LGBTQ+ people in Kenya urgently need mental health support

There’s an urgent need for culturally appropriate mental and physical health services for sexual and gender minorities in Kenya, says a University of Michigan researcher. “There’s still a lot of social stigma,…

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