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Kenyan Court rules to uphold law that criminalises same-sex relations #Repeal162

Things have taken a disappointing turn as Kenya’s High Court will not decriminalise same-sex relations in a ruling that would have been historic for the East African country. Gay sex is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. The country is among 32 countries on the continent that criminalises same-sex relations. The three-judge bench… Read More Kenyan Court rules to uphold law that criminalises same-sex relations #Repeal162

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Homophobia and transphobia might be a crime in Brazil by June

Brazil will be joining countries around the world to criminalise discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender. The Washington Post is reporting that majority in the country’s supreme court will be voting to make homophobia and transphobia crimes even though there are fears that the country’s right-wing president might roll back on the rights of… Read More Homophobia and transphobia might be a crime in Brazil by June

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Akwaeke Emezi’s ‘Freshwater’ to be developed into a TV series by FX

Freshwater is heading to the small screen. Variety is reporting that FX is currently developing a series that is based on the critically acclaimed debut novel of Akwaeke Emezi. According to the site, the series will focus on Ada, a Nigerian student in her final year of college who finds out that she has three… Read More Akwaeke Emezi’s ‘Freshwater’ to be developed into a TV series by FX

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Listen to the stories of some LGBT+ Kenyans ahead of #Repeal162

Kenya’s High Court will decide on Friday if they will decriminalise homosexuality, a decision that could be historic not just for the East African country but for the entire continent. International advocacy group, All Out, reached out to some LGBT+ Kenyans ahead of the ruling and asked them how the law affects their everyday lives.… Read More Listen to the stories of some LGBT+ Kenyans ahead of #Repeal162

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Kenyan author and LGBT Rights activist, Binyavanga Wainaina passes away at 48

Critically acclaimed Kenyan author and LGBT Rights activist, Binyavanga Wainaina is dead. He was 48 years old. His family confirmed the news to local media in Kenya and reports say he died at the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi on the night of Tuesday, May 22. He had suffered a stroke before in November 2015.… Read More Kenyan author and LGBT Rights activist, Binyavanga Wainaina passes away at 48

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It’s Lesbian Visibility Day!!!

It is Lesbian Visibility Day and we are excited about celebrating women who love women and are living their authentic lives. To commemorate the day, here is a video of Pamela Adie speaking to BBC Pidgin on her experience as a lesbian in Nigeria.

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The Rustin Times is collaborating with The Initiative for Equal Rights and we are excited!!!

The Initiative for Equal Rights in partnership with The Rustin Times is starting a monthly conversation meetup called Q Conversations. The Q Conversations meetups are aimed at facilitating dialogues around issues and common topics in the LGBTQ+ community. They will be interactive meetups where everyone present will have the opportunity to air their opinions and… Read More The Rustin Times is collaborating with The Initiative for Equal Rights and we are excited!!!

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The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will drop some of its anti-LGBT policies

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has repealed some of its polices that discriminate against LGBT people in the church. The rule will allow children of gay couples eligible for baptism. It will also stop the expulsion of gay couples who are married. In the statement though, it states that the church will… Read More The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will drop some of its anti-LGBT policies