Members of the LGBQ community have the same rights as all members of society. They have equal rights in society as human beings however, owever, they face challenges when it comes to their rights. These challenges arise from certain laws that make sexual acts between persons of the same sex a crime.
If a law violates the constitution, it is said to be unconstitutional and cannot be applied. This process of removing criminal laws which violate the constitution is called decriminalization.
A decision by the High Court that Sections 162 (a) and (c) are unconstitutional will be a big step for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and Queer (LGBQ) community. This decision would mean that members of the LGBQ community have equal rights in Kenyan society
The Integrated SOGIE Community Online Platform (ICOP) is a web-based and mobile web enabled portal for enhancing Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Queer (LGBQ) meaningful engagement and ownership in research.
The ICOP was mooted by the National SOGIE Research Advisory Community (G10) and is intended to enable community-researcher interaction, knowledge management and data access and G10 –community collaboration.
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