International News

New report from Amnesty International and National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission finds LGBTQ+ refugees in Kenya at high-risk of rape and violence in refugee camp

Graham Robson May 19, 2023

The 54-page report, Kenya: “Just Like Any Other Person”, details the extreme discrimination and violence suffered by LGBTQ+ residents in Kakuma – both as a result of their status as asylum seekers or refugees and their sexual orientation, gender identity

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International News

Hundreds pay their last respects to Kenyan LGBTQ+ activist Edwin Chiloba

Graham Robson January 19, 2023

Described by friends on social media as “an amazing human” and an “iconic fashion designer”, Chiloba had moved to Eldoret from the capital, Nairobi, in 2019 to study fashion and was, according to a friend, beginning to make a name for himself.

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In The South

Forced anal examinations for gay men in Kenya stopped

Besi Besemar March 23, 2018

Today, a Court of Appeals in Kenya, led by a 5 judge bench, ruled that forced anal examinations are contrary to the law. Forced anal examinations have largely been used to “prove” whether or not a man is homosexual in countries where homosexuality is criminalised. This practice has been decried by organisations across the globe as dehumanising and as amounting to torture, not to mention being discredited by the scientific community as holding no value as proof.

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