Kenyan police rescued a gay couple from a mob in eastern Kenya, Nairobi-based Standard Media reported last week.
After coming to grips with the mix of male and female characteristics that his body developed during adolescence, Prince fell in love with a Ugandan woman, only to run into the harsh opposition of her father and her father’s bodyguards. He was kidnapped, tortured and threatened with death. To save his life, Prince fled to …
Peter, a gay Ugandan, hid in a tree to escape death at the hands of his homophobic family, then fled to Kenya. Because his mother had given birth to him in Kenya before taking him to live in Uganda, he is ineligible for refugee status in Kenya. He must continue onward in his quest for …
Ugandan LGBT refugee Salim Kakooza explains how he ended up a sex worker in Kenya. It was a survival mechanism he adopted after fleeing Uganda in early 2015 to escape from men his homophobic father had hired to kill him, he says.
Four gay men were the victims of a Valentine’s Day attack in the low-income Kawangware area northwest of Nairobi, Kenya.
Refugee agencies are moving quickly to transport needy clients to the United States, fearing that federal appellate court judges might slam the door shut in refugees’ faces at any moment.
Last year, Steven fled from Uganda to Kenya to escape anti-gay violence. This year, days away from reaching safety in the United States, his travel was blocked by President Trump’s executive order suspending admissions of refugees for 120 days. Because of that executive order, Steven is now homeless, living on the streets of Nairobi, begging …
Shunned by his family for acting too girlish, attacked by his neighbors for being gay, Ivan Kimbugwe fled to Kenya, only to face further homophobia there. Now he has a chance to reach safety in the United States. This is his story.
Scarred by beatings in Uganda, LGBT refugee Kwesigabo Simon has been approved for resettlement from Kenya to the United States. Here he tells his story:
A Kenyan advocacy group is petitioning the nation’s director of public prosecutions to put an end to anal tests, an abusive medical procedure that its advocates believe, incorrectly, can prove whether a suspect is homosexual.