Kenya

LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 01/14/2022

Kenyan LGBT Students Protest Suggestion They be Banned from Boarding Schools

NAIROBI — A group of Kenyan LGBT students protested Thursday against a Cabinet minister’s recent suggestion they be banned from boarding schools. The schools are common in Kenya and the students and rights…

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ADDED ON: 01/12/2022

‘I saw myself in RuPaul’: how Drag Race inspired LGBTQ+ Kenyans to find freedom.

An audience wearing face masks sits around the edges of a nondescript room in an unassuming building in the centre of Nairobi. Sparsely furnished and decorated with a few posters advertising PrEP,…

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ADDED ON: 01/05/2022

‘I’d been set up’: the LGBTQ Kenyans ‘catfished’ for money via dating apps.

One day after work last month, Tom Otieno went to a shopping centre in Nairobi to pick up groceries before heading home. He got a call from someone he had been chatting…

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ADDED ON: 12/25/2021

Understanding the plight of Intersex

In our society, the intersex have always had to face stigma as well as discrimination because of the misconceptions that are imbedded in the minds of the community. Despite the numerous awareness…

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ADDED ON: 11/25/2021

Kenya: Gay rights will destroy family values, Supreme Court told

The Supreme Court on Tuesday was asked to reject registration of an organisation for gay rights on grounds it would erode family values and harm society. The Non-Governmental Organisations Coordination Board told…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2021

As anti-LGBTQ+ crackdowns persist across Africa, these activists continue to fight

Across Africa, queer people face oppression, discrimination and violence for their identities. A 2020 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reveals that the continent accounts for…

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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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