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Kenyan lesbian film Rafiki

Acclaimed drama film Rafiki, banned in its native Kenya for its lesbian themes, is screening this month at the Brisbane International Film Festival. The film depicts the love that blossoms between characters Kena and Ziki, but the pair are forced to choose between their personal happiness and their safety in Kenya. Earlier this year, Rafiki …

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Still from Kenyan lesbian drama Rafiki

Acclaimed lesbian film Rafiki has broken box office records in Kenya after the country’s government temporarily lifted a ban on the film. Rafiki is the first Kenyan film to screen at the Cannes Film Festival, but was banned from release in its home country “due to its homosexual theme and clear intent to promote lesbianism …

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Slain Ugandan LGBTIQ activist David Kato

After reports that Australia has accepted 50 primarily Ugandan LGBTIQ refugees from Kenya under the Refugee Visa (subclass 200) for people fleeing persecution in their home country, QNews Magazine looks at how Uganda came to be such a dangerous country for its LGBTIQ community. Ugandan law criminalises both male and female homosexuality with males risking …

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Commonwealth Decriminalisation Petition March

More than 103,000 people have signed a petition calling on dozens of Commonwealth countries to repeal longstanding anti-gay laws. Homosexuality remains illegal in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, with those countries continuing to enforce penal codes first introduced under the British Empire but never repealed. Punishments for LGBTIQ people among the countries include 10 …

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Photographs of two male lions mounting each other on a Kenyan reserve recently went viral online, but not everyone is feeling the love for the couple. The Kenya Film Classification Board’s chief executive Dr Ezekial Mutua responded to the photos by telling the Nairobi News that the lions were “demonically possessed” and the “crazy gay …

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