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LGBTI Rights in Kenya


ADDED ON: 08/17/2018

Good News for Africa’s Queers

An eight-part podcast series looking into the experiences of “queer Africans living, loving, thriving and surviving on the continent and in the diaspora” recently hit the virtual world. Titled AfroQueer, the weekly series…

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ADDED ON: 06/22/2018

Kenya Takes Steps to Recognize Intersex People

Kenya is beginning to recognize people who identify as intersex, meaning they are born with genitalia, chromosomes or reproductive organs that don’t fit the typical definitions of male or female. A major…

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ADDED ON: 06/21/2018

Following Pride Event, Kenya’s Gay Refugees Fear for Their Lives

Approximately 600 people showed up for the first pride event held at one of the world's largest refugee camps. The Kakuma Refugee Camp in northwestern Kenya held its first LGBTQ pride event on Saturday, but…

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ADDED ON: 06/20/2018

LGBT refugees attacked and threatened with death after holding Pride celebration in camp

A group of LGBT refugees have been attacked and been sent death threats after they held a Pride event in their refugee camp. A group of refugees have faced physical violence and…

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ADDED ON: 06/13/2018

Gay Kenyans Hope for Legal Win, Eyeing Broader Shift in Africa

When Kenyan feminist blogger Peps was growing up in Nairobi in the first years of the 2000s, LGBTI people didn’t exist. At least, it didn’t seem like it. There were no out…

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ADDED ON: 06/04/2018

Intersex Dilemma: When and If to Choose Surgery?

The mere fact that one identifies as male or female is something most people take for granted. But for some people gender identity is a thorny issue, especially for those who find…

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ADDED ON: 05/31/2018

LGBTI Communities in E. Africa Fight for Rights, Recognition

In most African countries, LGBTI rights are either limited or nonexistent. In East Africa, however, the LGBT community is rising up to challenge homophobic attitudes and laws. This February saw the Kenyan…

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ADDED ON: 05/10/2018

Banned Director Wants to Turn Africa’s Image on its Head

Wanuri Kahiu is remarkably chipper for someone who went from national hero to being accused of corrupting Kenyan youth in little over a week. Her film “Rafiki”, a touching love story between…

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ADDED ON: 05/09/2018

Wanuri Kahiu on Banned LGBTI Love Story ‘Rafiki’: ‘It’s Time We Had Fun’

Wanuri Kahiu made a splash with her Sundance sci-fi short “Pumzi,” a haunting parable about a world without water. Her LGBT love story, “Rafiki,” which premieres in Un Certain Regard, was banned…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

Banned Film Reveals Challenges and Progress in Gay Kenya

A Kenyan-made film on lesbian love will break new ground when it premieres at the Cannes festival this week -- but at home, the movie has been banned, a decision exposing the…

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ADDED ON: 03/15/2018

Kenya: These People Are Fighting Laws That Punish LGBTI People For Having Sex

A group of activists and human rights lawyers in Kenya are challenging a dated criminal code in a case in which the outcome could have a huge impact across the whole of…

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