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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As MAAYGO, we are compelled to express concern about a disparaging, regressive and alarmist story in the Sunday Standard newspaper (15 April 2018) headline “Gays make inroads in Kisumu”. There was distortion of information in relation to healthcare provision, healthcare interventions and human rights advocacy for key populations in Kisumu. MAAYGO like all stakeholders in…

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On the 10th of December, the world celebrates the International Human Rights Day. On 10th October 1948, the United Nations Adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, the Human Rights push did not begin in 1948, and it was not the first time that human rights ideals were put to paper. Similarly, the Human…

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