Tag Archives: Kenya

60 to 90 arrested in raid on gay-friendly bar in Nairobi

Kenyan police arrested 60 to 90 people, including dozens of alleged LGBT people, in a raid on a gay-friendly bar in Nairobi early on Sunday, July 6. Their alleged crime? “Getting caught at a gay bar,” the tabloid-style Kenyan website … Continue reading

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Anti-gay Uganda today (3): A goof that won’t go away

This blog’s reports about Uganda on June 18: Anti-gay Uganda today (1): Activist due in court Anti-gay Uganda today (2): Warning about HIV bill Anti-gay Uganda today (3): A goof that won’t go away Anti-gay Uganda today (4): Excluding gays from HIV care As … Continue reading

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IDAHOT anti-hate campaign: Even in 20 anti-gay nations

LGBT rights activists and supporters — even those in 20 nations where homosexuality is illegal — will celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT) on Saturday, May 17. The day is billed as a worldwide celebration of sexual and … Continue reading

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Anti-gay fervor in Uganda hurts region’s AIDS projects

Uganda’s new anti-gay law has laid the groundwork for crackdowns by police and government officials that have begun to curtail scientific research on HIV/AIDS in Uganda and in other parts of East Africa. AIDS fighters end up working in the … Continue reading

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Ugandan priest: 10 reasons to repeal anti-gay law

The Rev. Anthony Musaala, a Ugandan priest who offers pastoral ministry to displaced sexual minorities in various countries, submitted the following call for repeal of Uganda’s harsh new anti-gay law. Musaala is currently appealing last year’s decision by the Roman … Continue reading

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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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