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Thursday March 16th, 2023 with WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden
LGBTQI+ in Kenya: Supreme Court victory is both a win and a loss

After ten years of appeals, Kenya's Supreme Court ruled in February 2023 that organizations with words like lesbian and gay in the title are allowed to register as NGOs. However, same-sex sexual relations have been illegal since the British occupation. This win has set off a frightening backlash against already marginalized sexual minorities. Activist and advocate Esther Nalima gives a detailed portrait of the hazards for such individuals. She says people have a right to express their feelings but not when it harms others' rights, and that holy books don't only talk about sex they talk about love. Clips from the banned lesbian film Rafiki are included. Credits: Interview by Diana Wanyonyi. Film clips are from the trailer for Rafiki, found on the Toronto International Film Festival website. WINGS series producer, Frieda Werden Keywords: Health, Politics and Activism, Society and Culture, Mental Health, Human Rights, Courts, Free Speech, Lesbian/Gay/Bi/Trans, Kenya, Religious Repression
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