Tag Archives: Nairobi

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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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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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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U.S. group tackles anti-homosexuality laws in 76 countries

This column in the Orange County Register highlights the work of Spirit of 76 Worldwide in seeking to repeal anti-homosexuality laws in 76 countries: While the debate regarding civil rights and gay marriage rages on in this county, in 76 … Continue reading

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Troubles in Kenya — blackmail and stoning of gay men

Two troubling stories from Kenya: BLACKMAIL Criminals in Kenya are using Facebook and online dating sites to find in-the-closet gay and bisexual men in Kenya, whom they then blackmail, Gay Star News reports. Kenyan police are investigating. The Gay and … Continue reading

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20 male sex workers to fight HIV in Kenya

Male sex workers living with HIV and AIDS will soon join the fight against the disease in Kenya, the magazine Identity Kenya reports. Twenty sex workers will be trained as peer educators so they can tell other sex workers how … Continue reading

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