Tag: Kenya

Kenya: LGBTQ refugees face cutbacks; how to respond

Kenya: LGBTQ refugees face cutbacks; how to respond

Organizations that assist LGBTQ refugees in Kenya are preparing to stop paying financial support for refugees in Kenyan cities, a decision that has th [...]
U.N. promises one-on-one attention to Kenya refugees

U.N. promises one-on-one attention to Kenya refugees

It's wait-and-see time for LGBTQ refugees who took refuge at the main gate of the huge Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya. From the African Human [...]
Kenya: Renewed attack on LGBTQ refugees as U.N. refuses to act

Kenya: Renewed attack on LGBTQ refugees as U.N. refuses to act

The U.N. refugee agency remained frozen in denial of the dangers facing LGBTQ refugees even as anti-gay assailants launched an organized attack yester [...]
U.N. denies water to refugees to move them back into danger

U.N. denies water to refugees to move them back into danger

The U.N. refugee agency is denying water to LGBTQ refugees so they will return to locations in the Kakuma Camp in Kenya where they have been repeatedl [...]
Kenya: Call for probe of U.N. agency as anti-gay attacks continue

Kenya: Call for probe of U.N. agency as anti-gay attacks continue

Attacks on LGBTIQ refugees in Kenya continued as 2019 came to an end amid calls for an investigation into inaction or worse by the U.N. High Commissio [...]
Gay refugees in Kenya: Repeatedly attacked, unable to leave

Gay refugees in Kenya: Repeatedly attacked, unable to leave

On Christmas Day, LGBT refugees in Kenya again were the targets of homophobic attacks. It was just the latest outrage against LGBT asylum-seekers who [...]
U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors are promoting LGBTQ rights worldwide even as gay-rights activists blast the Trump administration for anti-LGBTQ domestic policies. [...]
Debate: Was it right to bar asylum deniers from UK Black Pride?

Debate: Was it right to bar asylum deniers from UK Black Pride?

LGBTI rights activists in the United Kingdom are divided about the decision by UK Black Pride to exclude the Home Office from last weekend's Pride cel [...]
Roundup of 76 gay African refugees: Desperate, dangerous, confusing times

Roundup of 76 gay African refugees: Desperate, dangerous, confusing times

Confusion surrounds this week's heartless decision to move 76 gay refugees from Nairobi back to the often violently homophobic Kakuma refugee camp fro [...]
Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

Two gay rights advocates see encouraging signs for LGBT+ Africans, even though Kenya's High Court refused to overturn that nation's anti-gay laws. [...]
Kenya refuses to overturn anti-gay laws

Kenya refuses to overturn anti-gay laws

Kenya's High Court today missed an opportunity to move the country forward. Instead, it ruled that the nation's repressive anti-homosexuality laws are [...]
Kenyan queer refugees win freedom; hunger strike ends

Kenyan queer refugees win freedom; hunger strike ends

Reports from Nairobi say that the hunger strike by LGBTQ refugee advocate Mbazira Moses and his supporters has succeeded in winning authorities' promi [...]
Kenyan refugee leader threatens hunger strike; 20 still in jail

Kenyan refugee leader threatens hunger strike; 20 still in jail

Mbazira Moses, leader of the Refugee Flag Kenya advocacy group, threatened today to wage a hunger strike until 20 jailed LGBT refugees have been relea [...]
20 gay refugees protest, then are jailed in Kenya

20 gay refugees protest, then are jailed in Kenya

Twenty LGBTQ refugees who fled from anti-gay violence in Uganda are being held in Nairobi-area jails after they protested against mistreatment by Keny [...]
Kenyan court rejects anti-gay, anti-lesbian appeal

Kenyan court rejects anti-gay, anti-lesbian appeal

The Kenyan Court of Appeal today rejected a government attempt to block registration of an LGBT advocacy group, the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rig [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Several African churches are protesting the decision by the top Anglican archbishop to invite gay bishops to an upcoming worldwide gathering of the ch [...]
Cost of Kenyan homophobia: $1.3 billion per year

Cost of Kenyan homophobia: $1.3 billion per year

Discrimination against LGBT+ people in Kenya costs the nation 18 billion to 130 billion Kenyan shillings (U.S. $180 million to $1.3 billion) per year, [...]
Kenyan court delays decision on anti-gay law

Kenyan court delays decision on anti-gay law

Kenya's High Court in Nairobi today delayed a much-anticipated ruling on a lawsuit challenging the nation's anti-gay laws. From the African Hum [...]
Trump official’s push for gay rights focuses on Iran, not Africa

Trump official’s push for gay rights focuses on Iran, not Africa

The 33 African nations with anti-gay laws seem to be a side issue for U.S. ambassador Richard Grenell, who has announced a worldwide campaign against [...]
Gay refugees suffer in Kenya’s UN-enforced squalor

Gay refugees suffer in Kenya’s UN-enforced squalor

Living conditions for gay refugees in Kenya remain terrible after the U.N. refugee agency's decision to move about 200 of them from the Kakuma refugee [...]
Gay refugees escape Kakuma’s dangers, reach Nairobi’s squalor

Gay refugees escape Kakuma’s dangers, reach Nairobi’s squalor

The U.N. refugee agency has moved more than 200 gay refugees from dangers of Kakuma refugee camp to safety in crowded, unsanitary quarters in Nairobi. [...]
Anglican Church must pay Kenyan priests it said were gay

Anglican Church must pay Kenyan priests it said were gay

A Kenyan court has ordered the homophobic Anglican Church of Kenya to pay U.S. $67,000 to three priests whom it ousted in 2015 on unproven allegations [...]
U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

Will the U.N., Kenya, the U.S. and other Western countries stop mistreating and shunning LGBT+ refugees in Kenya now that the agency overseeing the Ka [...]
U.N.: We’re moving LGBT refugees out of unsafe Kakuma Camp

U.N.: We’re moving LGBT refugees out of unsafe Kakuma Camp

The U.N. refugee agency announced today that it is moving LGBT+ refugees to safe houses in Nairobi, evacuating them from Kenya's huge Kakuma Camp wher [...]
Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

LGBT refugees protesting dangerous and inhumane conditions at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya were attacked yesterday by armed men at the UN Refugee Agen [...]
2019 goal: Eliminate two more countries’ anti-gay laws

2019 goal: Eliminate two more countries’ anti-gay laws

Botswana and Kenya will be the next two countries to overturn their anti-gay laws, if court challenges there succeed. From the African Huma [...]
Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

Anti-gay law in Kenya might die in February

The Kenyan High Court in Nairobi has set Feb. 22, 2019, as the date when it will announce whether it will overturn the law condemning people convicted [...]
Ugandans flee anti-gay Kakuma, find worse in Malawi

Ugandans flee anti-gay Kakuma, find worse in Malawi

Trouble was all that four desperate Ugandan LGBTI refugees found when they tried to escape from the homophobia and food shortages of Kenya's Kakuma re [...]
Kenya: Death threats follow refugees’ successful Pride

Kenya: Death threats follow refugees’ successful Pride

Last weekend's successful first-ever Pride at Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya attracted hundreds, but the camp's LGBTI residents now fear for their lives [...]
LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandans prepare for Pride in refugee camp

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya's Kakuma refugee camp are preparing to celebrate Pride on June 16, thanks to $1,500 worth of financial help from indiv [...]
Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Dear Ellen and Portia: Avoid East Africa’s anti-gay police

Good luck to TV personality Ellen DeGeneres and her wife Portia de Rossi as they vacation in Kenya and Tanzania, which both have laws against same-sex [...]
Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Gendarmes in Cameroon won the dishonor of being selected as Homophobes of the Week by launching a gay-hunting expedition that raided a bar and a movie [...]
Flooding endangers LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya

Flooding endangers LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees at Kakuma Camp in Kenya are coping with the life-threatening after-effects of recent floods. As if they didn't already have eno [...]
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