Latest Updates

Call for Applications: Speaking Out East Africa Training

19 May 2017

The Global Forum for MSM and HIV (MSMGF) and ISHTAR is opening a call for applications for 5-day Speaking Out East Africa training.  The training will be hosted from 3rd -8th July in Kenya. The advocacy training equips indi­viduals and organizations with tools and techniques that enable them to become advocates right now, whoever and…

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IDAHOBIT Statement – HOYMAS

17 May 2017

#It’sALoveThing  HOYMAS joins the world in celebrating the International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia on May 17th. We take this opportunity to reaffirm that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBTIQ+) rights are human rights, to celebrate the dignity of every person, and to underscore that all people deserve to live free from fear, violence,…

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We Should Treat those Different from Us as Human Beings

01 May 2017

My friend and I went to buy a dress for me. We met in town and after 20 minutes, we found a stall with dresses she liked. I tried on a couple of them and finally settled on a ‘girly’ one. Then the time came to agree on the price with the (male) shop attendant. I jokingly…

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CSW is Hiring A Safe Space & HIV Outreach Project Officer

01 May 2017

Summary Title: Safe Space & HIV Outreach Project Officer ID: 1378 Department: Relief Development and Protection Job Type: Exempt – National Salary: 102,737 Per Month Description Duration: Two Years Church World Service (CWS) is an International Non-Governmental Organization founded in 1946. The mission of CWS is to transform communities around the globe through just and…

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UNOPS Vacancy Announcement

27 Apr 2017

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) JOB DESCRIPTION Vacancy Notice No.: LICA/KEN/NBI/17/002 Functional Title: Protection Associate (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer – LGBTIQ) Duty Station: Branch Office Nairobi Date of Entry on Duty: 1 July 2017 Duration: Up to 31 December 2017 Contract Type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement – LICA Category/Grade: LICA-6…

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I Was Never The Quiet One

27 Apr 2017

An interview with Gigi Louisa, LGBQ activist in Kenya “In Kenya , I always have to be careful. Because I’m attracted to women, because of the work I do and just because I am a woman. I can be attacked at any time, on the street or in my own house. Or I can be…

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Statement on the Sexual Exploitation of Women and Minors in Donholm, Nairobi

21 Apr 2017

21st April 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) along with the Kenya Sex Workers Alliance of Kenya (KESWA) have been watching with interest a developing story brought to light by KTN’s Timothy Otieno in the feature ‘Sex in The City’ aired on the 11th of April 2017. The story…

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Chilling details of sodomy, torture at Maseno School

20 Apr 2017

Harrowing details of rampant cases of sexual molestation and bullying that led to the recent suspension of long-serving Maseno School Principal Paul Otula can be revealed today. A confidential report compiled by senior Teachers Service Commission (TSC) and Ministry of Education officials reveals that sexual molestation among students at the school had reached alarming levels,…

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Kenya Should Promote the Right to Health for Sexual Minorities

20 Apr 2017

Sexual minorities, including men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people, face high rates of HIV prevalence. However, many lack basic human rights protections and access to HIV services that would help reduce HIV infections and meet the 2006 commitment of member states to “ensure the full enjoyment of all human rights and…

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Why Silence Should Never An Option in A Hellish Society

23 Mar 2017

We live in strange and scary times. The president of the world’s most powerful nation is using Twitter to send out 140-character messages (full of spelling mistakes, I might add) to the world. Yes, Donald Trump, who has an army of communication and public relations experts at this disposal, is physically typing angry messages on…

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Litigation & Advocacy

Consensual same-sex sexual conduct is criminalized under the law. These laws create a misguided perception in society that LGBQ persons are criminal; a perception that is driven to further perpetuate human rights violation and acts of violence. 

A Safe and Enabling Environment for all LGBQ Persons in Kenya

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As the National umbrella body for SOGIE community organizations, GALCK represents LGBQ voices from across Kenya.

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