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LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 05/18/2019

U.N. urges calm after protests by LGBT+ refugees in Kenya turn violent

The United Nations has urged LGBT+ refugees in Kenya to show "calm and restraint" after protests demanding better treatment turned violent, with police firing tear gas and arresting more than 20 demonstrators.…

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ADDED ON: 03/29/2019

Pinkwashing at a crossroads

Pinkwashing is a relatively new phenomenon; it refers to the practice of corporations not living up to their purported promises with regard to LGBT rights. The assumption behind the moniker is some…

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ADDED ON: 03/27/2019

LGBT refugees protest Kenya arrests and jail time

LGBT refugee activists gathered outside a Nairobi courtroom today to protest the mistreatment of 20 LGBT refugees who were arrested at an earlier protest and have been in jail since then. The…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2019

Prominent LGBT+ organisation in Kenya wins right to be recognised as a charity

A prominent LGBT+ organisation in Kenya won the right to be recognised as a charity on Friday in a Court of Appeal ruling that could give greater freedom to persecuted sexual minorities…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2019

These LGBT Refugees Came to Kenya Seeking Freedom. Now They Say They’ve Been Imprisoned and Abused

On Feb. 22, activists, reporters and well-wishers from Kenya and all over the world gathered in a courtroom in Nairobi, hoping to witness a historic moment: the decriminalization of homosexual conduct for the…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2019

The Gay-Rights Activists Hoping for a Legal Victory in Kenya

On a recent Friday, gay and lesbian couples, dressed in matching outfits, posed for photos outside of a Nairobi courthouse, in anticipation of a decision that they hoped would decriminalize gay sex…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2019

LGBT Kenyans’ Patience Has Gone Unrewarded

Kenya’s High Court on Friday postponed a much-awaited decision on a colonial-era law that has long deprived one group of Kenyans of uhuru, or freedom, promising to revisit the issue in May.…

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ADDED ON: 02/26/2019

Anti-LGBT discrimination costs Kenya ‘up to $1.3 billion’ a year

A culture of anti-LGBT discrimination could be costing Kenya up to $1.3 billion a year, a new report claims. The report from the pro-LGBT Open for Business coalition sets out the economic…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2019

Kenya High Court delays ruling on law banning gay sex to May 24

Supporters and opponents of gay rights said on Friday they accepted a decision by Kenya’s High Court to delay for another three months a ruling on whether to strike down a colonial-era…

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ADDED ON: 02/21/2019

Kenyan court to rule on decriminalising gay sex

Kenya’s High Court is to rule on Friday whether to decriminalise gay sex. The court’s verdict could make history if it decides to scrap the law that makes homosexuality illegal and dates…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

LGBT+ Africans optimistic as Kenya set to rule on decriminalising gay sex

There is a quiet air of excitement at the offices of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), as the countdown draws closer to Friday when a much-awaited ruling by…

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ADDED ON: 02/20/2019

Kenyan United Methodists oppose allowing LGBT clergy, pray for church unity worldwide

During a recent prayer service here at the Kayole St. John’s United Methodist Church, more than a hundred worshippers followed Rev. Wilton Odongo, one of the church’s head pastors, as he led…

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