Tag Archives: Kenya

Thanks to everyone who donated to save Joe Odero’s life

Thank you to all the generous donors who have made a kidney transplant possible for courageous Kenyan journalist/ activist Joe Odero. As you know, Joe needs a new kidney because he was attacked and nearly killed for his advocacy on … Continue reading

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Confronting hatred: 1 Kenyan, 1 American working together

This is the third of several articles about Kenyan LGBTI activist/journalist Joseph Odero, targeted for assassination for his work on behalf of murdered LGBTI teenager Muhadh Ishmael. Despite a nearly fatal attack in January, Odero testified in court about what … Continue reading

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Confronting hatred: How to react to an anti-LGBTI murder

This is the second of several articles about Kenyan LGBTI activist/journalist Joseph Odero, targeted for assassination for his work on behalf of a murdered LGBTI teenager. Despite a nearly fatal attack in January, Odero testified in court about what the … Continue reading

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Abusive anal exams get a thumbs-up from Kenyan judge

A judge in eastern Kenya has rejected a challenge to the legality of anal exams, even though they are widely understood to be abusive and ineffective as a means of proving or disproving allegations of homosexual activity. Today’s ruling by … Continue reading

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Confronting hatred: Death threats, then an ambush in Kenya

This is the first of several articles about Kenyan LGBTI activist/journalist Joseph Odero, targeted for assassination for his work on behalf of a murdered LGBTI teenager. Despite a nearly fatal attack in January, Odero testified in court about what the … Continue reading

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People-to-people: How to help LGBT folks in repressive lands

Q. A journalist asked, “How can ordinary people in liberal democracies help improve life for LGBT folks in countries where just being LGBT is against the law?” My answer is below. What is yours? (Please comment!) I wrote this quickly, … Continue reading

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U.N. panel to Tunisia: Stop forced anal exams

Human Rights Watch reports: Tunisia: UN Panel Condemns Forced Anal Exams Government Should Ban Abusive “Homosexuality” Tests (Tunis, May 23, 2016) – The United Nations Committee Against Torture, in its most recent evaluation of Tunisia, condemned the use of forced … Continue reading

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