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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Since its discovery, the HIV virus has changed the global landscape. Between 1990 and 2015, HIV prevalence rates decreased significantly, however, HIV/AIDS remains an issue of grave concern especially in sub-Saharan Africa. Whereas Africa has just 10% of the global population, almost two thirds of the world’s HIV/AIDS cases are found on the continent. Due…

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