Tag Archives: Kenya

Kenya moves to appeal courtroom win by LGBTI group

As expected, the government of Kenya has filed notice that it plans to appeal a High Court ruling of April 24 that would open the way to official recognition of LGBTI organizations. The government has refused to register such organizations … Continue reading

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Human rights defenders urge respect for LGBTI Africans

Human rights advocates from more than a dozen African countries have issued a call for respect for the human rights of LGBTI people in Africa, a move that builds on a resolution made last year by the African Commission for … Continue reading

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Tabloid joins politician, bishops in targeting LGBTI Kenyans

In the wake of last month’s High Court decision in favor of a Kenyan organization seeking human rights for LGBTI people, some anti-gay Kenyans have opened the door to even more intense persecution of LGBTI Kenyans. The latest step in … Continue reading

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LGBTI news briefs: Pakistan, India, Malawi, many more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: ASIA In Pakistan, friends are mourning the assassination of Sabeen Mahmud, a prominent human rights activist. … Mahmud was the director of … Continue reading

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Profile of a busy queer Ugandan sex worker activist

Ugandan anthropologist and social science researcher Stella Nyanzi writes here about Frank Kamya (Kanobana Mwanje Franco), a queer sex worker activist who has been a driving force behind two activist organizations fighting HIV in Kampala’s poorest neighborhoods, the Youth on … Continue reading

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Court orders Kenya to register LGBTI activist group

Kenya’s High Court has ruled that the government cannot refuse to give official recognition to LGBTI organizations on the basis of Kenyan law prohibiting same-sex intimacy. The April 24 ruling came in a case brought by the National Gay and … Continue reading

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African-American pastors’ Africa tour seeks end to anti-gay bias

  Excerpt from the Equal Eyes recap of worldwide LGBTI-related news: US: Black pastors launch African tour to counteract Rick Warren’s anti-gay movement Spearheaded by The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries, Bishop Rev. Dr. Yvette Flunder and Bishop-Elect Pastor Joseph Tolton, the … Continue reading

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