On May 19th, 2021, our attention was directed to a fake document that was released with our name attached to it. The document referred to the BBI ruling by Judge Joel Ngugi claiming that the judge was under fire for the ruling against the bill which doesn’t uphold or recognize the LGBTQ+ community. This document…

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The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya is joyful to join Kenyans and people all over the world in marking the 2021 International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia, Intersexphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT). This impactful initiative was first created in 2004 to bring attention to the ongoing violence and discrimination towards the LGBTQ+ community. The date, May…

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With deep sadness, we learned of the untimely passing of John Odada, Director of Kenya Youth Development and Education Support Association (KYdesa) and a leader in the GALCK Coalition. John Odada was a psychologist, human rights defender and HIV activist based in Nakuru, Kenya. For over a decade, he has championed the human rights of…

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To everyone who has walked with us through this journey of fighting for equality for LGBTIQ+ folks in Kenya, we remain grateful. Between 2019 -2020 we received KES 163,943.24 in personal donations from folks around the world. We have received books and journals from individuals donated to the GALCK library and had people volunteer their…

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This collection of stories portrays different aspects of the LGBTQ+ experiences, their childhood struggles in understanding sex, gender roles, sexuality, and gender identity. In these deeply moving and empowering stories of LGBTQ+ persons in Kenya,  readers will understand the lives of LGBTQ+ people growing up, from the beginning of their childhood experience to their young…

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The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya stands in solidarity with the Transgender community in Kenya and around the world. Today, the 20th of November 2019, marks the Transgender Day of Remembrance, also known as International Transgender Day of Remembrance, where we remember and memorialise all who have lost their lives as a result of…

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Call to actions statement SMUG

For immediate release and circulation. CALL TO ACTION BY UGANDA’S LGBTQI+ COMMUNITY OCTOBER 17, 2019, KAMPALA, UGANDA: The constitutional court nullified the Anti-homosexuality Act in August of 2014 but there has been numerous press over the past weeks about a plan by a section of Ugandan legislature to re-introduce the law.  In order to provide clarity on…

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Kenya Must Protect and Uphold the Constitutional Rights of ALL its Citizens Including Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Gender Non-Binary Persons The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, The Nyanza, Rift Valley and Western LGBTQ Network, The National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission and LGBTQ+ partners, friends and allies, with great distress acknowledge…

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The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK) joins Kenyans and people around the world in marking the World AIDS Day. Established in 1988 to raise awareness on the AIDS pandemic and the lives lost to the disease, today marks 30 years of concerted dedication and solidarity towards ending AIDS. Today we not only remember…

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In a momentous judgement by the Supreme court of India on Thursday 6th September 2018, Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code was effectively repealed. The now repealed section which held “Whoever voluntarily, has carnal intercourse against the order of nature with any man, woman or animal, shall be punished with imprisonment for life, or…

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