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Gay Kenya Continues Out and Proud in 2012

Homosexuality in Kenya continues to be a controversial issue, but gay rights advocates continue their advocacy for equality and tolerance. The most vigorous organization is Gays and Lesbians Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) founded in 2004 which leads the struggle for gay Kenyans everywhere.   Evolution of LGBT Rights and Spaces since 2008 This report was

Kenya: The Gray Area of Gay Refugees

Compiled by Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com February 2012 Introduction A gay Ugandan couple fled to Uganda, thousands of kilometers from home with little more than the clothes on their backs. They came as brothers to live in a scorching refugee camp in northern Kenya. Surrounded by thousands of others who have fled wars and drought in

Life is Hard in the Kenyan Slums

By Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com July 4, 2010 Look at this daunting and harsh video. See the images and read the text. It was filmed in 2010 in the huge Methare district just outside Nairobi in Kenya. With its neighbor, the Kibera district, the two are the largest slum cities in Africa. (photo) I visited this

Out in Kenya 2009

  Out in Kenya: Encountering Friends Like Us By Jesus Ramirez-Valles From Gay and Lesbian Review http://www.glreview.com/ May-June 2009 “Are you married?” That was the first question coming from one of the men seated next to me. I immediately assumed he was curious about same-sex marriage in the United States. I replied that I was

Gay Kenya 2004

Kenya’s Gay Underground   "Homosexuality is prohibited under our country’s laws and is morally unacceptable in our society," immigration spokesman Frank Kwinga explained. "We shall not allow these people to come and teach our people bad manners."  This is what LGBT Kenyans face as they search for real love in a hostile culture. Also see:

Gay Life in Kenya

Despite the political chaos and violence of early 2008, Kenya’s LGBT community continues to grow and organize around rights, health and compassion.     The day I arrived in Nairobi the results of the presidential 2007 election had just been announced, which many believed to be fraudulent. The razor thin margin of victory was prematurely