David Kuria awarded for work with HIV among sexual minorities

David Kuria receiving the award

David Kuria, friend of Changing Attitude Kenya, standing as candidate for the Kiambu Senate, was feted at the National Symposium on HIV, Law and Human Rights that took place on October 30-31 in Nairobi. David, who is standing as an openly gaycandidate, was awarded the outstanding contribution to Key Populations & HIV award for his […]

Violence and sexual health in Mombasa, lesbian blessings in Nairobi

The two couples and guests with Revd Colin Coward and Revd Michael Kimindu

Last Friday afternoon, I visited the office of KEMRI, the Kenya Medical Research Institute in Mtwapa. KEMRI is a national organisation researching the potential for an HIV vaccine in conjunction with IAVI, the International Aids Vaccine Initiative, of which KEMRI is a local branch. At the local level, KEMRI provides peer education and counselling and […]

The work continues in Kisumu, Western Kenya

Participants in the workshop at the Cathedral in Kisumu

http://changingattitude.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/P1010688.jpg 448w” sizes=”(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px” /> Yesterday Michael Kimindu and I travelled west the 8 hours by coach from Nairobi to Kisumu on the shore of Lake Victoria, closer to the border with Uganda. The journey took us across the Great Rift Valley, past roads leading to the Masai Mara Game Reserve. We continued […]

Changing Attitude action group launched in Kenya

Yesterday afternoon a group of 24 LGBTI people met in a conference room at the Arkland Palace Hotel, predominantly but not entirely Anglican. The objective was to learn about the distinctive work of Changing Attitude and to discuss how progress towards practical change in the church might be made. The Revd Michael Kimindu, Changing Attitude’s […]

Meeting retired Archbishop David Gitari at Embu

David Kuria, Colin Coward, Archbishop David Gitari and Revd Michael Kimindu

Since arriving in Kenya, the days have been a stream of activity, conversations and meetings. It’s now Monday morning with but I want to begin on Sunday when I woke in the beautiful grounds of Philadelphia, the Christian retreat and conference centre built by retired Archbishop David Gitari on the outskirts on Embu, a two […]

Kenyan adventure – the journey begins

I’m on my way to Heathrow Airport to catch the Virgin Atlantic flight to Jomo Kenyatta Airport, Nairobi. I’m going to be in Kenya for nearly three weeks with Revd Michael Kimindu, Anglican priest and Changing Attitude’s Kenyan contact. Michael’s ministry to LGB&T Kenyans is fulfilled through Other Sheep East Africa, a worshipping community that […]

Kenyan MSM activist shares his vision in fight against stigma and discrimination

Anthony Adero, Kenyan MSM activist

Anthony A, 24, is a young charismatic Kenyan MSM activist. He focusses specifically on young MSM and works hard to ensure they have access to health, justice and equal rights. Melissa Wainaina from Behind the Mask interviewed him and below are excerpts of their conversation: Tell us a little about who you are and your […]

What the gay and lesbian coalition of Kenya plans for 2012

When veteran LGBTI activist David Kuria resigned as General Manager of the Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya in 2011, the appointment of a heterosexual to succeed him caused quite a stir. Behind the Mask’s Kenya Correspondent, Melissa Wainaina interviewed Kuria’s successor, MaqC Eric Gitau, about the coalition’s plans for the year ahead. Below are […]

Nomadic minorities seek entry into mainstream Kenyan lgbti movement

In an effort to identify and highlight LGBTI groups in small town Kenya, Behind the Mask Kenya Correspondent Melissa Wainaina interviewed the Upper Rift Minorities group founding member Ken, 28 (not his real name). Please tell us about your group, when you began and a little information about your members. Upper Rift Minorities is a […]