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Lawmakers in Kenya Propose New 'Stone the Gays' Law

By Jason St. Amand | Monday Aug 11, 2014
Lawmakers in Kenya have proposed a new law that would call for gay people to be sentenced to death by stoning.

Kenya's High Court Allows Trans Rights Group to Register

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Jul 24, 2014
The Kenyan transgender rights group Transgender Education and Advocacy (TEA) won a major court battle this month when the country's high court ruled that government's Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) board must allow them to register.

Gays in Kenya Protest Against Ugandan Bill

Monday Feb 10, 2014
Gays and lesbians in Kenya have joined a global effort to protest against an anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda’s parliament and now in the hands of the country’s president.

Kenyan Police Accused of Entrapping & Blackmailing Gay Men

By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Sep 5, 2012
An LGBT Kenyan website released a report that has solid proof that the East African nation consistently entraps gay men and then blackmails them.

HIV+ Kenyans Forced to Choose Between Medicine & Food

By Katherine Houreld | Monday Dec 26, 2011
With food prices having doubled in Kenya in less than three years, poor people infected with HIV in the African nation are forced to choose between essential medicine and whether they and their families will be able to eat at all.

Kenyan Leader Orders Arrest of Anyone Engaging in ’Homosexual Activity’

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Nov 29, 2010
The head of the Kenyan government has ordered that anyone engaged in "[homo]sexual activities" be arrested and prosecuted.

In Kenya, Wedding Derailed, Anti-Gay Mob Incited

By Kilian Melloy | Friday Feb 12, 2010
Kenya has become the latest African nation to generate headlines with anti-gay actions, with an alleged "gay wedding" derailed in one town and a mob chasing a reportedly gay couple through the streets in another.

Kenya Plans Census of Gay Men

By Kilian Melloy | Thursday Oct 29, 2009
In a purported bid to fight against HIV/AIDS, the African nation Kenya is readying a census of gay men. However, since the law punishes gays with prison time, health officials doubt an accurate count can be made.
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