Tag Archives: Mombasa

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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An appeal to end attacks on LGBT people on Kenya’s coast

A key issue in Kenya, as elsewhere in Africa and in other homophobic countries, is violence and the lack of almost any legal remedy. Even when police bother to step in, it is often to perpetrate further violence and victimization … 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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