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Denis Nzioka (user currently living in KENYA) posted for gay readers in response to this story on 05/04/2011 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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Seriously, we need to have moderation in this forum!
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GMAK-KENYA (user currently living in KENYA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 28/01/2010 tagged with human rights +5
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The Gay Movement Alliance of Kenya is a new organization that is coming up with a view to empower the LGBTQ socially, economically and healthwise, the organization welcomes all the support other groups can offer and in partnership, we hope we can strengthen our soviety for a better future
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(user currently living in FRANCE) posted for readers in response to this story on 05/04/2011 +5
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Im not wrong when I say this guy needs some pyscho-social therapy.
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Sissy (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for transgender readers on 08/05/2013 +5
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I will be traveling to Kenya the first of June. As a cross-dresser )I am male, but dress as a woman)will I be harassed or arrested?
Thanks for your comments.
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Nancy (user currently living in KENYA) posted for lesbian readers on 15/04/2012 tagged with illegality of female to female relationships +5
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Life of a Kenyan Lesbian

In kenya sex is a social taboo topic to speak about. The community is so christian and makes it hard to adress the day to day lie of lesbians.
Sexual acts between two women is illegal and is penishable under Section 162 of the penal code states that “any person who has canal knowledge of another person against the order of nature is guilty of a felony and is liable to imprisonment for fourteen years� Any person – includes both male and female.
How ever if an elderly woman can not have children she is allowed under the customary law of kenya to marry other young women for thee purpose of having children. No sexual intercoures is involved
Lesbians can not join the amy forces and they can not get married or adopt children.
In Kenya many lesbians hide from the public and the few bold ones like sylvia, pouline, faith, yvonne,jounior,akinyi, kathrine, maryanne anome others are harrased by the public, police, family. Some are extorted money, detained, beaten,jailed with but the charges are altered.
Its a hard life of a kenyan lesbian.
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zanella211 (user currently living in KENYA) posted for gay readers on 28/09/2011 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +5
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Somewhere in kisii-kenya....life fealt confusing all along, not knowing what to do and what not to do, loving girls was the in-thing for my peers but unfortunately i dint have a feeling for them.I found an excuse and scape goat xristianity...so i passed the test and the whole village knew mw as the virgin boy.
But deep inside it fealt different....then boys became appeling. but how could i tell yet it was a abomination,....till this one time when i had this neighbour friend whom i was so close with and since our parents trusted in us so much, they always left us on our own.. then at the age of 13 this guy beying older than me by two years, brouhgt it on. he was exposed in highschool and wken what this unusual feeling was..then i discovered ny self...lol at the age of 13.
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(user currently living in KENYA) posted for straight readers on 02/04/2011 tagged with tourism +0
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I have more than 10years under threat from Kenya and Tanzania which form the East Africa Community this is as a result of having s similar name to that used by Tanga tribe in Tanzania.I started by taking a Tour and travel course in Nairobi Kenya 10 floor at Afya Centre 1998. I performed well but i was denied the chance to get employment so i had to cross to Tanzania to take another course in Front office operation and i trained at Serena mountain village while i was at Arusha Hotel Training Institute. I came to realize that my life was in danger since i was being poisoned so that i can loose my mind but due to God's grace i had some ideas of taking home anti poison.That was in 2002 until 2004 in Tanzania. I was the best student in East Africa and instead of getting a job i was taken back to Kenya under heavy escort of U.S Marine that 2005 that is the time i came to the real situation of real War rebels from Somali,Ethiopia,Sudan,Democratic Republic of Congo, were almost taking over the Kenya government this situation was not put under control it is what lead to the politically motivated violence 2005-2006-{2007-2008}-2009-2010 This is what led the International Criminal Court read the names of the 6 Suspect of crime against humanity which will be taken to Nether land Hague for hearing from 07-04-2011. Since that time i was branded a blacklisted rebel so my life is danger am living in fear day and night i have no friends i have lost weight and am on my last days to my creator God the Father my stories were covered by international media B.b.c C.n.n Aljazerza the bottom line was that i used to be very good in sports of cycling so when i proposed cycling tourism it led me to suffer
but today the truth stands the fuel prices have risen and life has become very expensive now the Kenyan Government might be planning to finish me very soon. I hope to get a girl friend and get married and start a family i can comfortability start an online company which will help to support the family i hope to read from you soon. Thank you and God Bless you.

warm regards.
Mr Ben.K.S

Mobile:+254721153340.
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Herbee (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for bisexual readers in response to this story on 23/07/2013 +0
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Its me herbee again I would love to attend this conference next year in kenya since its nearby
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Herbee (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for bisexual readers on 23/07/2013 +0
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I've hidden myself for 20 years in order to "fit" in society though I'm still in hiding I think
It all began when I joined secondary school when I realized that I had an attraction to a fellow student and he too was indeed attracted to we would spend lots of time together that other students started saying lots of stuff about us which led us to stop seeing each other more often but the real event that puts off completely was expulsion of the then school head prefect from school on charges of homosexuality we were all close friends so for the next 3 years it was hell for us we would meet only during holidays which went on till finished 'O' levels.
When we came back for A levels there was some freedom since here we had our own rooms but that was short-lived another student was expelled for the same reason by the way this was an all boys school later when we finished the A levels we lost contact since technology those days wasn't as it is now but we established contact when we joined university much as they were different geographical locations so somehow our relationship was strained that after he married and he has a daughter I also got a partner since there were demands from my family but it didn't last we separated I really didn't love this lady we had 4 kids together so I now live alone
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adera (user currently living in KENYA) posted for lesbian bisexual readers on 17/03/2012 +0
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i fell in love with my cousin when i was younger i know it is wrong but she was my first.. my first real kiss, my first real ecstasy and release was experienced in her arms.. i loved her for many years, then the inevitable occurred we were caught in the act and from then on i had to play the role of a straight woman. but, i still dream of her, she is my release in my dreams.. i have not seen her in years and i know we can never be, but she introduced me to my sexuality.. sex has never been that amazing ever.. i am very attracted to women but i compress that side of me.i doubt myself and convince myself that i am straight.. "it was only a faze" but, when i am drunk.. my inner desires come out and all i want is the warm embrace of a woman, the scent of a woman..to caress a woman's breasts and to explore what makes her a woman.. to take her to that place where there is no inhibition, you know that place that seems like heaven on earth.. i want to fall in love with a woman, take care of her and grow old with her.. my inner most desires are to be loved by this woman.. i just wish i could find this woman.. because it is so hard to meet women in Kenya.. or maybe its just me. i don't know.. i am not getting younger but i hope.. someday soon i will meet her.
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