Current events surrounding the LGBTQIA+ community vary from marvellous to horrific. On 13 May 2019, Arthur, the Public Broadcasting Service’s(PBS) cartoon, aired the first cartoon gay wedding! On May 20th, Muhlaysia Booker, a 23-year-old black trans women from Texas who was brutally attacked in April was shot and killed. Closer to home, on 24 May, the Kenyan court ruled against repealing section 162 & 165 of the Penal Code that criminalises gay sex. On 9 June, Botswana’s High Court has ruled in favour of decriminalising homosexuality.
I chose this topic as my fourth year project because the media should not discriminate on which human rights violations should be addressed or swept under the rug. The media has a pivotal role and social responsibility to the public due to the fundamental freedom of information and promoting social well-being.
The Kenyan High Court missed a golden opportunity to protect all its citizens. This video highlights what repealing section 162 of the Kenyan Penal Code means to members of the Kenyan Queer community.
Welcome to the first episode of Inside the Closet where we discuss everything affecting the queer community in Kenya.On today’s episode, we will be discussing allies within the queer community!
This photo series aims to capture the diversity of the Kenyan LBGTQIA community, primarily Womxn or non-binary individuals and what pride month means to them.
As an on going project, contact me if you would love to part of it!
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