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African LGBTI activists unite at Nairobi conference

About 150 activists from throughout Africa  revived the continent’s LGBTI rights organization last month at a conference held in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference of Pan Africa ILGA (PAI) provided a regional platform to discuss issues affecting LGBTI people in Africa, … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Kenyans seek crackdown, new laws

Members of parliament in Kenya are making plans to seek tougher anti-gay laws. At the same time, they are calling for stricter enforcement of the country’s existing laws against homosexual activity, Kenyan journalist Denis Nzioka reports. Citing “reliable sources,” Nzioka … Continue reading

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Fear of anti-gay attacks closes Kenyan AIDS clinics

Most  HIV-AIDS health centers serving Kenyan gays and other men who have sex with men were closed this week for fear of attacks related to the new anti-gay law in neighboring Uganda, the Kenyan Ministry of Health said. [Update: By … Continue reading

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Fighting stereotypes of gay Kenyans

From the article “Fight Stereotypes of Gay Kenyans,” based on an interview with Kenya activist Jane Wothaya: “People don’t walk around with labels on their foreheads for you to see what their sexual orientation is. These people are your brothers, your … Continue reading

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Prediction: Kenya too will enact anti-gay laws

Kenya will join Uganda and Nigeria in enacting tougher laws against sexual minorities, Kenyan LGBT rights activist and journalist Denis Nzioka predicts. His prediction is the exact opposite of the approach taken in a recent Global Post / Denver Post … Continue reading

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21 varieties of traditional African homosexuality

At least 21 cultural varieties of same-sex relationships have long been part of traditional African life, as demonstrated in a new report  that is designed to dispel the confusion and lies surrounding Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The following discussion and the … Continue reading

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Uganda: 2 arrested for watching ‘Sex and the City’

Update from Spectrum Uganda on the latest police harassment in Kampala: Steven Dhont, a Belgian national, and a Kenyan friend who had come for a short weekend visit heard a knock at the door at 12 a.m. Sunday night [the … Continue reading

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Kenyan clergy: 50 pastors here support gay rights

Gay Star News reports on the latest initiative by LGBT-friendly clergy in Kenya, including New York-born and -based Pastor Joseph Tolton and Kenyan Michael Kimindu: Pro-LGBTI Christian pastors say homophobia goes against God’s love. Gay-friendly church services start in Nairobi … Continue reading

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Lawyer challenges Kenya’s rejection of pro-LGBT group

Eric Gitari, director at the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Kenya, has gone to court in hopes of compelling the Kenyan government to give official recognition to his group, which  seeks to improve the lives of LGBT … Continue reading

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Letter to Pope: Halt church support of anti-gay violence

Human Rights Watch has challenged Pope Francis to speak more directly in opposition to  violence and discrimination against LGBT people worldwide and to ensure that other Catholic officials do so too. In a letter to the Holy See on Oct. … Continue reading

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