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The gender debate as it's become known is something that is discussed on a daily basis on social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook. With the rise in the interest and openness surrounding gender and orientation discussions, these conversations can at times become somewhat heated. Largely this is can be due to a lack of education and understanding from the cisgender community. While of course,...

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A few days after coming out and declaring her lesbian stand, Cynthia, 24, became a target for threats, constant ridicule and unwarranted jokes in her workplace and she sunk into near depression, as such, her productivity was compromised due to the continued taunting by some of her workmates. The nearest help that she could access was a counselor.  Her partner, who happens to be within...

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Many things happen when the government stays silent about what queer persons are undergoing in African countries and it continues to put the lives of LGBTI people at risk.   The LGBT community in Tanzania has actively experienced repeated waves of repression since 2016. There was a time the Tanzania government banned non-governmental organisations from distributing free lubricants to gay people as part of SRHR, a move...

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  I have been queer since I was little. Cliché as it sounds. I have always looked at girls as if I were a boy. So, from the beginning, I always knew I was not straight.   I identified as a lesbian for a while until I was around 14 when I had my first male crush. I couldn't understand myself because how could I like both genders. By...

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A few days after Paul Makonda, the Regional Governor of Tanzania’s largest City, Dar Es Salaam, announced that he seeks to identify and arrest gay citizens and their affiliates using a taskforce, human rights bodies and public outcry have made it very open that the crackdown is a gross violation of Human Rights besides contradicting the Country’s motto, “Freedom and Unity”, infringing on the rights...

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Have you ever wondered what could be happening to intersex children being born in the rural parts of Kenya? I have asked myself this question severally and its time we talked about it. Am afraid we could be having silent murder of infant intersex persons going on in Kenya. Why do I say so? Our communities are not empowered enough to accept intersex persons as...

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32- year old Mike (not his real name) from Siaya County has been sexually attracted to men all his life. Mike says he realized he was different in primary school when men would make him blush. 'I always wondered what was wrong with me because during my adolescent stage, unlike my peers I always found myself wanting to get closer to boys unlike girls.'   Mike who is currently...

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Job Title: Finance and Administration Officer Reports To: Chief Creatives Officer. Location: Kisumu. Position: 1 Terms: 1 year BACKGROUND Kisumu Peer Educators (KISPED) was formed in the year 2006, with its mandate to promote fundamental human rights value of Sexual and Gender Minority persons through Arts, Media and Sports. This position involves daily management of project finances and administration duties. It also entails adherence to donor reporting guidelines and standards and as...

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Kisumu Peer Educators (KISPED) is looking for a qualified person to fill the below position Job Title: Program Officer Reports To: Chief Creatives Officer. Location: Kisumu. Position: 1 Terms: 1 year (Renewable) BACKGROUND Kisumu Peer Educators (KISPED) was formed in the year 2006, with its mandate to promote fundamental human rights value of Sexual and Gender Minority persons through Arts, Media and sports. The Position entails coordinating and implementing Projects on Media, Arts...

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