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Ugandan gays who fled persecution still feel danger in neighboring Kenya

| Sunday, August 17, 2014
A Ugandan man is seen during the third Annual Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride celebrations in Entebbe, Uganda, on Aug.  9, 2014.
NAIROBI, Kenya -- When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory. But not gay Ugandans who fled persecution to live in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya. "The reaction shocked me. I went there. I thought it would be a celebration, but ... nothing," said Brizan Ogollan, founder of an aid organization...

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Kenya considers harsh penalties against gays, including death by stoning

| Monday, August 11, 2014
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NAIROBI, Kanya -- Lawmakers in Kenya are considering a new draft bill that proposes harsh penalties against gays, including death by stoning or life in prison. The Republican Liberty Party in Kenya's National Assembly introduced the bill, prohibiting any form of sexual relations between people of the same sex.

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Gays in Kenya protest against Uganda’s anti-homosexuality bill

| Monday, February 10, 2014
Ben Curtis, APKenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014.
NAIROBI, Kenya - Gays and lesbians in Kenya have joined a global effort to protest against an anti-homosexuality bill passed by Uganda's parliament and now in the hands of the country's president.

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Kenyan author comes out as gay in response to anti-laws in Africa

| Wednesday, January 22, 2014
BBCBinyavanga Wainaina
NAIROBI, Kenya -- Binyavanga Wainaina, the African author, journalist and winner of the Caine Prize for African Writing, has announced he is gay to protest laws criminalizing homosexuality on the continent.

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Same-sex marriage was a leading international concern throughout 2011

| Wednesday, December 28, 2011
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In terms of the news -- international reporting -- this was the year of same-sex marriage. Same-sex marriage (or 'marriage equality' or 'gay marriage') was a leading international concern -- whether in the West or raised as a chimeric threat, particularly in Africa.

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Report: Kenyan gay men trafficked as sex slaves to Gulf countries

| Wednesday, December 21, 2011
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A Kenyan gay magazine has exposed male sex trafficking between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Identity magazine says that gay and bisexual Kenyans are being lured from universities with promises of jobs only to end up as sex slaves.

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Kenya police arrest 5 suspected homosexuals in raid on gay wedding

| Saturday, February 13, 2010
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Kenya police on Friday arrested five suspected homosexuals in a coastal resort town after hundreds of residents protested over a planned gay wedding. A police official said two of the men had been found with wedding rings, attempting to get married, in the Kikambala beach...

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