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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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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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  Social media is arguably one of the best inventions in human history and of course, it has had an impact on each of our lives at least negatively if not positively. We use it to propel our businesses, meet clients and even make deals to sustain our livelihood, we can also use social media for advocacy purposes and defend the rights and freedoms of people...

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      Today I wake up with a familiar ache in my abdomen. And just like every other day of the month when this happens, I feel disgusted. I feel angry. Outraged. Terrified and sad at the same time. A quick slip of a finger inside my pants to check if what I suspect is true confirms my greatest dread, it comes out all bloody and sticky. My sheets are...

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ABUSE IN QUEER ACTIVIST SPACES: YOUR ABUSER IS A WOKE ACTIVIST CUM RADICAL FEMINIST.   What happens when your abuser is a woke radical feminist cum human rights activist in a queer activist space both of you share? As a person who has heard stories of abuse of all ages, myself included, I find it difficult to learn from other activist women (I'll speak for women here)...

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