Binyavanga Wainaina, a renowned Kenyan author and frontline LGBTQ activist has passed on- the outspoken human rights defender died at 10:00pm on 21st May 2019, after suffering a stroke.
The LGBTIQ refugees were first isolated, then alienated from the protection system and then left to survive in Nairobi. This was without the needed capacity building, sustainable solutions or networks and, regard to the nature of their background and potentials. These are now evident. These gaps have led to consequences never-seen before in Nairobi.
“We also need to become a more united global LBQ movement,” stressed Julie. “We need to reach out to each other to form an international bond that will not only strengthen our numbers, but empower our resolve and give us a better position from which to tell them ‘Enough Is Enough’. This is a movement that women too can lead.”
“The actions taken by Police on a day dedicated to fighting homophobia and transphobia goes to show why this day is important and why we must continue the fight. It also goes to show how institutionalized homophobia is. We are sad but take solace in the fact that the bigger statement about the state of the rights of LGBT people in Uganda has been made. We call upon National allies and development partners to continue to support efforts to ensure that all Ugandans enjoy their constitutionally guaranteed rights” said Nicholas Opiyo, the Executive Director of Chapter Four Uganda.