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Lawmakers in Kenya Propose New 'Stone the Gays' Law

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Aug 11
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

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 24
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

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

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Sep 5
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

HIV/AIDS | By Katherine Houreld | Dec 26
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’

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Nov 29
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

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Feb 12
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

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Oct 29
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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