LGBTQ+ refugees in Africa celebrate Pride safely, joyously, nutritiously

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06/29/2023

Refugees in Kenya, Malawi and Zambia celebrated Pride this month with nutritious, festive meals organized by the human rights advocates of the African Human Rights Coalition. Melanie Nathan, executive director, the U.S.-based AHRC, congratulated donors, organizers and refugee community members for the work on the AHRC Pride Meal. This account of the multi-location event is based on the Nathan’s blog post, “Historic LGBTQI Refugee PRIDE From Kakuma to Makeni to Dzaleka”. Locations for the Pride Meal were: At a shelter in Nairobi, Kenya; In 50 separate small groups in Kakuma refugee camp in Kenya; In Dzaleka Camp, Malawi; and In the Makeni Transit Center, Zambia.

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