Prominent LGBT+ organisation in Kenya wins right to be recognised as a charity

 | 
03/22/2019

A prominent LGBT+ organisation in Kenya won the right to be recognised as a charity on Friday in a Court of Appeal ruling that could give greater freedom to persecuted sexual minorities across the country. The court ruled that the government could not use colonial-era laws criminalising gay sex to block the National Gay Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC) from being registered as a non-profit organisation. Three of the five judges upheld an earlier verdict by the high court, saying sexual minorities were entitled to the same rights as all other Kenyans, including the right to associate. “The judges have chosen to stand by the constitution that allows for like-minded persons to meet and organise formally,” Njeri Gateru, NGLHRC’s executive director, said in a statement.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
Burundi’s president said gay people should be stoned, amid a larger crackdown on the LGBTQ community in the East African country. “If you want to …
Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
ACCRA (Reuters) – Members of Ghana’s LGBT community and activists are waiting to see whether the West African country’s president will sign into law …
Added on: 04/19/2024
04/18/2024
Jules was driving to their friend’s house in St. Petersburg, Florida, last year when a police officer pulled them over for a busted taillight. …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 04/19/2024
Burundi’s president said gay people should be stoned, amid a larger crackdown on the LGBTQ community in the East African country. “If you want to …
Added on: 04/19/2024
ACCRA (Reuters) – Members of Ghana’s LGBT community and activists are waiting to see whether the West African country’s president will sign into law …
Added on: 04/18/2024
Anti-LGBTQ bills and new laws are spreading around the world, including in several African nations and the former Soviet republic of Belarus. The proposed or …