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After Kenyan anti-gay sermons, anti-gay rape and arson

By Joseph Odero In the wake of several preachers’ anti-homosexuality sermons earlier this year in west Kenya, four men attacked a gay street vendor, raped him, and set his home on fire. Erik Wasike, 28, an openly gay hawker of … 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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Kenya making progress, but anti-gay violence continues

Kenyans are gradually becoming more tolerant of LGBT people, but a violent anti-gay campaign is currently under way, says the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK). The apparent trigger for the Kenyan violence was an uproar about homosexuality, provoked … Continue reading

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