The LGBTIQ community in Kenya can celebrate another milestone as a court affirmed that the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGHLRC) can officially register under the Non-Governmental Organizations Coordination (NGO) Act. Three judges dismissed the appeal by the NGO coordination board, agreeing with the High Court that ALL, including LGBT persons, should be… Read More Kenyan Court says LGBT Group can register as an NGO
This demonstrates the catalytic power of LGBT+ inclusion in helping Kenya achieve its economic goals Open For Business, a coalition of global companies making the case that inclusive and diverse societies are better for business and economic growth, released new research today which found that LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3… Read More New research shows LGBT+ discrimination is costing Kenya between $181 million to $1.3 billion per year
Kenya, like most of Africa, treats homosexuality with up to a 14-year jail sentence, but in recent years LGBTQ advocates have become increasingly vocal. And the government has also become more understanding of gay rights and the many plights in the community. This opportunity has led an activist movement to challenge the ruling and they… Read More Kenya’s court to consider India’s ruling in their gay rights case.
Film enthusiasts in Kenya can now see the highly anticipated LGBT themed film, Rafiki as the High Court has lifted the ban temporarily so as to enable the film be submitted for consideration at the 2019 Academy Awards. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki was banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board because it went against the… Read More Kenya lifts ban on ‘Rafiki,’ Film to be submitted for 2019 Oscars
In this first part of the series, PETER OKEUGO reports that in their search for safety and protection, these Gay and Transgender refugees in Kenya’s Kakuma Camp fled homophobic attacks in Uganda, only to meet doom in what should be a safe haven. This report is a follow up to Emmanuel Sadi’s interview with Tobias Pellicciari… Read More Out of the frying pan into the fire (Part 1)
The Paris Prize for LGBT Rights is a new annual event that will be held every 17th May to reward the action of those who defend and promote LGBT + rights in France and around the world. The occasion which was part of yesterday’s World Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia celebrations, was witnessed by Anne… Read More Kenya’s NGLHRC and others receive awards at The Paris Prize for LGBT Rights.
Daniel Schearf of the Voice of America was in Kenya to report on the work the National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission is doing to repeal Kenya’s anti-gay law. The report also highlights the resistance from religious groups and a church that welcomes members of the LGBT community. Watch below
In a significant win for human rights in Kenya, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the use of forced anal examinations by the state is unlawful. On Thursday 22nd March 2018, a three judge bench handed down a ruling in a case appealing the state’s cruel and degrading treatment of two Kenyan men while… Read More Kenyan Court of Appeal rules that forced anal tests by the state are illegal
Last week, we reported that the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Kenya is currently in the country’s high court challenging the country’s anti-gay law. Currently, they are awaiting judgement in March and have a hearing date for the case, Petition 440 of 2013: Freedom Of Association Under Article 36 of the Constitution of… Read More Support the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in the #Repeal162 Campaign
The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in Kenya is currently in the country’s high court challenging the country’s anti-gay law. According to The Washington Post, the commission argues that sections of the code are in breach of the constitution and deny basic rights by criminalizing consensual same-sex relations between adults. “They are also… Read More Kenyan Human Rights group challenges Kenya’s anti-gay laws in court