SEPTEMBER 2018

Kenya Lifts Ban on Lesbian Love Tale, in Time for Oscar Nominations

“The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission argues that sections 162, 163 and 165 of the code are in breach of the constitution and basic rights of Kenyan citizens.”

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SEPTEMBER 2018

LGBT Kenyans hope for court win after India scraps 'gay sex' ban

“A battle in Kenya’s courts to throw out a British colonial-era law criminalising gay sex has been reinvigorated after India scrapped similar legislation in a landmark ruling last week…”

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SEPTEMBER 2018

Kenyan Rights Groups Look to Indian Supreme Court Ruling With Hope

“The news out of India is truly something to celebrate and we congratulate our LGBT family in India on this victory. Changing the law is a monumental step in beginning to address the systemic violence targeting LGBT persons across the globe.”

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Otherwise Podcast Episode 64: #Repeal162

The #Repeal162 movement is a part of a long struggle for the recognition and protection of the rights of the LGBTQI community in Kenya. It consists of 2 ongoing court cases…”

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FEBRUARY 2018

Understanding the gay rights case and Penal Code penalties

“The idea that homosexuality is not African has no basis in fact. The petitioners have expert witnesses who will show that all societies have roughly the same percentage of persons sexually attracted to those of the same sex — about 4 per cent.”

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FEBRUARY 2018

Decriminalisation Of Consensual Same Sex Sexual Conduct In Kenya

“Over 1,000 incidents of violations against LGBTQ people since 2014 have been documented — ranging from murder to mob violence, verbal assault, rape, blackmail and extortion.”

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FEBRUARY 2018

AG opposes making homosexuality legal in Kenya

“He has asked the court to dismiss a case seeking to decriminalise a section of the Penal Code that makes it illegal to have consensual same sex.”

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