Category gay news

Thoughts on Queer Space and IDAHOT 2012

I attended the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia event in Nairobi, held at the GoDown Arts Centre and was there before it even started at 2 PM! On of the main reasons I was so excited about going was that I look forward to any opportunity where I might get the chance to be […]

hypocrisy and its conveniences

A few days ago John Cardinal Njue raised concerns over the morality of the Willy Mutunga and Nancy Baraza and urged the Parliamentary Committee vetting the two to raise the issue when questioning the two nominees. Capital FM, as if on cue, reports on two cases of abuse by Catholic priests on two boys in […]

Queering Earrings and Doctoral Theses

Once upon a time, sagging of pants and wearing earrings were thought to signify deviant sexualities and sexualized identities outside what was considered the norm. Though the stereotyping of gay men as being earring wearing pant sagging deviants has certainly lost its urgency over the years, it can still be potent if invoked at the […]

“homosexuality” in Kenyan high schools and other stories

There are many narratives that surround the figure of the lesbian in Kenya’s society. There are the two girls who are always kissing and always willing to involve a heterosexual man into their trysts, a curious pointer to the objectification of women and male fantasy with equating masculinity with easy lay and satisfying “lesbian” women. […]

Fuck that shit, Daily Nation!

I have generally kept off the news about David Kato’s death, followed by a sham investigation, BS analysis and the fact that his murder is being used in a myriad of ways and to achieve wide ranging selfish gains. The analysis around David’s killing has kept off assessing activism in East Africa and has largely […]

The Uganda Homophobia Spectacle

In the west (and ‘western’ social enclaves in non-western spaces), a good number of people know Uganda as a homophobic country or have at least (recently) based their judgments (consciously or unconsciously) on news pieces and articles depicting Uganda as a country which abuses one of its most vulnerable minority, queers. The portrayal of Uganda […]

Esther Murugi got balls!

The criticisms leveled against Special Programmes Minister Esther Murugi by both Christian and Muslim religious leaders were expected and in this post, rather than go through the rigors of what the term ‘morality’ stands for in today’s evolving world or why religious leaders are using scripture and ideology to assemble the public against an innocent […]

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