For LGBTQ Kenyans, court win prompts backlash as threats escalate


For Kenya’s lesbians and gays, a supreme court ruling allowing the rights body that represents their interests to register as a non-governmental organisation has turned out to be a mixed blessing. February’s ruling in favour of the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) reversed a ban imposed on it by the national board that regulates NGOs, and was welcomed by the commission as a minor affirmation of LGBTQ Kenyans’ place in society. But, in a country where same-sex acts remain punishable by up to 14 years in prison, the ruling has also led to a menacing backlash.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 09/20/2023
France said on Monday that it would set up a fund through its embassies to promote the rights of LGBTQ people, as it met …
Added on: 09/20/2023
San Francisco has become a beacon for many LGBTQ asylum seekers — and the LGBT Asylum Project is meeting the need, having provided legal …
Added on: 09/20/2023
As more Canadians are faced with the evolving nature of gender identity, gaps in the ways different groups view the subject are growing, according …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 09/19/2023
The Council of Imams and Preachers of Kenya (CIPK) wants President William Ruto to declare his position on the registration of the Lesbian, Gay, …
Added on: 09/17/2023
Religious leaders and members of parliament are protesting a ruling by Kenya’s Supreme Court that dismissed a challenge to its earlier decision this year …
Added on: 09/16/2023
Maily Isaro, a transgender woman in the Central African nation of Rwanda, has faced various forms of discrimination since publicly coming out as trans. …