Updates

Yesterday OutRight and the LGBTI Core Group hosted our annual LGBTI Human Rights event at the United Nations Headquarters during World Leaders week of the General Assembly. The topic was the brutal violence against LGBTI individuals around the globe, and how to combine our efforts to stop it. Over 500 people RSVP’d for the event and the turnout was amazing - the room was packed! Yesterday was historic...

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Bi Visibility Day has been celebrated every year since 1999, to highlight the achievements of the Bi community and tackle discrimination. The day, which takes place on the 23 September, also marks the start of Bisexual Awareness Week, which runs until 30 September. Bi Visibility Day was first observed at the International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA) conference in Johannesburg in South Africa.     The goals of Bisexual+ Awareness...

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The #Repeal162 movement is a part of a long struggle for the recognition and protection of the rights of the LGBTQI community in Kenya. It consists of 2 ongoing court cases: Eric Gitari v Attorney General & another (Petition no. 150 of 2016) and John Mathenge and 7 others v Attorney General (Petition no. 234 of 2016). These petitions ask the court to declare Section...

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"Safe Spaces for Youth"     Alternatively known as the IYD, the International Youth Day is a global annual awareness day that highlights legal and social issues related to the youth.   The brainchild of the United Nations (1999) is celebrated annually in August the 12th, and is often preceded by a series of meetings, activities and forums that involve the youth, local authorities and governments around the world. Each...

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  There has been so much controversy around Comprehensive sex education that I am sure all of us have been left wondering what it even means right?   Well...

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Lgbt Pride Kenya     June was pride month and for real, it was full of sass, pomp, glamour and good vibes.   Swaziland held its first ever pride festival and it was full of life! LGBTI activists in Swaziland worked day and night so as to make history by celebrating its first ever Pride festival in the last week of June and everyone showed their support on social media by...

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