iOS app Android app

Kenya Gay Rights

'You Can Overrule [An Anti-Gay] Law, But You Can't Overrule The Mind'

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory....

Queer Rights in Kenya: A Conversation With Njeri Gateru

Randal Mason | Posted 09.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Randal Mason

When asked about the recent progress of Kenya's LGBT movement, Njeri Gateru doesn't hesitate to answer with the word "visibility." Ms. Gateru is one of 500 fellows taking part in the Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, the new flagship program of President Obama's Young African Leaders Initiative. IREX is pleased to share her story.

Author's Bold Move Aims To Challenge Anti-Gay Attitudes

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.23.2014 | Gay Voices

Influential Kenyan author Binyavanga Wainaina has revealed he is a homosexual in an autobiographical short story released to protest anti-gay laws on ...

A Gay Kenyan's Gang Rape (Part 1): The Blessing

Nick Mwaluko | Posted 03.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Nick Mwaluko

On the morning of Dec. 11, 2007, Anthony Adero decided to leave his hometown forever and head to the capital, because he wanted to kiss a man for the first time in his life.

What Is Everyday Gay And Lesbian Life Like In Kenya?

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | Posted 06.06.2012 | Gay Voices
Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols

The Kenyan penal code criminalizes homosexual behavior with up to 14 years imprisonment. A 2007 study found that 96 percent of the Kenyan population opposes homosexuality. So we asked: what is gay and lesbian life actually like for the average Kenyan living in Nairobi?

Report: Gay Kenyan Men Being Trafficked In Arab Gulf Sex Trade

Posted 01.03.2012 | Gay Voices

A Kenya-based gay publication is shedding new light on the nation's clandestine gay and bisexual male population, menbers of which are being lured int...

Protests Erupt In Kenya Against Gay Marriage (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The widespread controversy over gay rights in Africa continues as protests in Mtwapa, Kenya, brought a halt to what was hoped to be the country's firs...

Kenya To Launch Gay Census

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Kenya is to carry out a census of its gay population in an effort to bolster the fight against HIV/Aids - despite homosexuality being against the law....