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
The Nature Network is a hub for trans refugees in Kenya and currently they need your help with their rent. The message on their GoFundMe page states: “We kindly ask you to come to our aid. We are refugees in Kenya and face homelessness any time. We asked our Landlady to bear with us as… Read More Help Transgender Refugees in Kenya with their Housing
It has been an interesting year for us at The Rustin Times. We launched our website this year and the feedback we have gotten has been amazing. We have had over 10,000 page views since our launch in July and we owe it all to your support. While we understand that there has been inconsistencies… Read More Owode Arrest, MI Abaga, Johannesburg Pride. Here are the stories that made headlines in 2017