Kenya

LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 08/14/2022

Churches in East Africa can help to change attitudes to LGBT rights, says charity

Churches in East Africa have a necessary part to play in changing attitudes and policies concerning LGBTIQ+ rights, the international charity the Arcus Foundation has said. Last week, at the Lambeth Conference,…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

Landmark Kenya intersex rights law takes effect

A new law that took effect late last month in Kenya has granted equal rights and recognition to intersex people. Intersex people are now recognized as Kenya’s third gender with an ‘I’…

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ADDED ON: 07/19/2022

‘We’re here:’ Queer communities in Africa are struggling to be seen

Parades, flags and celebrations are all important to queer communities in Africa as they seek greater visibility and acceptance, despite the threats faced by many throughout the continent. Many people have now…

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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Survey notes mixed levels of LGBTQ, intersex rights support among young Africans

A recent survey by the South Africa-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation that gauged the level of LGBTQ and intersex tolerance on the continent has received mixed reactions from some of Africa’s advocacy groups. The…

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ADDED ON: 06/02/2022

LGBTQ rights in East Africa: U.S. sometimes takes an active role

This is the fourth in an eight-part series focusing on the impact of President Joe Biden’s February 2021 order to U.S. government agencies to “promote and protect the human rights of LGBTQI+ persons around…

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The Kisumu Feminists Society Wants Justice For Sheila Lumumba

The Kisumu Feminists Society was founded as an LGBT-inclusive feminist organization in Kisumu, Kenya when the women's movement and the LGBT movement could not stand alone in the face of gender-based violence…

ADDED ON: 04/23/2022

#JusticeForSheila: Kenyan anger after lesbian’s murder

Rights groups are calling on Kenyan authorities to investigate the murder of a non-binary lesbian, which has sparked the trending hashtag #JusticeForSheila. "No one deserves such cruel treatment. Sheila didn't have to…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2022

Education Minister tries to ban gay kids from boarding schools

Kenyan Education Minister George Mahoga has caused controversy with a proposal to ban gay school kids from boarding schools. At the same time as Australia grappled with Citipointe College attempting to institute a…

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ADDED ON: 02/17/2022

Gay students to be banned from boarding schools in Kenya?

Homosexual students in boarding schools in Kenya would have to ensure they don’t infringe on the rights of other learners in order to retain their space in the boarding school. Kenya's education…

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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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