Tag: Kenya

Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Vogue Magazine published an article last month profiling seven outstan [...]
Kenya: Anger and horror over death of LGBTQ+ arson victim

Kenya: Anger and horror over death of LGBTQ+ arson victim

Activists and U.N. officials are mourning the death of Ugandan LGBTQ+ [...]
At Kakuma Camp, Kenya offers to guard LGBTQ+ refugees, but …

At Kakuma Camp, Kenya offers to guard LGBTQ+ refugees, but …

Officials of Kenya's refugee agency promised to deploy guards to prote [...]
Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Controversial Ugandan ally Stella Nyanzi flees to Kenya

Ugandan LGBTQ+ ally, academic and controversial political activist Ste [...]
LGBTIQ activist Po Kimani needs our help to battle cancer

LGBTIQ activist Po Kimani needs our help to battle cancer

A prominent Kenyan LGBTIQ rights and social justice activist is underg [...]
Kenya: Prosecutor must use trans woman’s chosen name

Kenya: Prosecutor must use trans woman’s chosen name

A Kenyan court has directed the prosecution to respect a trans woman's [...]
LGBT refugees coalition condemns Kenya violence

LGBT refugees coalition condemns Kenya violence

A coalition of LGBT refugees in East Africa wants authorities in Kenya [...]
Kenya: Emergency food, supplies reach LGBTQI refugees

Kenya: Emergency food, supplies reach LGBTQI refugees

More than 250 LGBTQI refugees at Kakuma Camp in Kenya have received em [...]
Trans Kenyans ‘extremely vulnerable’ during lockdown

Trans Kenyans ‘extremely vulnerable’ during lockdown

Lockdowns to slow the spread of the Covid-19 virus are tough on transg [...]
Covid-19: Ugandan activists condemn attacks targeting women

Covid-19: Ugandan activists condemn attacks targeting women

Advocates for human rights, LGBT people and sex workers last week deno [...]
Desperate LGBTQ refugee hangs himself outside U.N. agency in Kenya

Desperate LGBTQ refugee hangs himself outside U.N. agency in Kenya

A desperate Ugandan LGBTQ refugee committed suicide outside the U.N. r [...]
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 sto [...]
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 [...]
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 facin [...]
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 wil [...]
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 a [...]
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 hom [...]
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-righ [...]
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 dec [...]
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, eve [...]
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 for [...]
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 advoc [...]
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 be [...]
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 bloc [...]
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 Anglic [...]
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 billi [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 dang [...]
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 [...]
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 mistre [...]
Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

Violence greets protesting LGBT refugees in Kenya

LGBT refugees protesting dangerous and inhumane conditions at Kakuma r [...]
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 an [...]
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 wh [...]
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 [...]
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 K [...]
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 [...]
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 Ros [...]
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 [...]
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 lif [...]
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