In Kenya, some Muslim leaders reject the idea of embracing LGBTQI people as part of their flock, citing religious scripture as the foundation for their intolerance, but how does Islam really view matters of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression?
Fatherlessness and Crime in Kenya
New research from the University of Nairobi shows that children who grow up without fathers are more likely to end up in crime. Meet the man who has gone from working with some of Nairobi’s most wanted gangs to reforming and vowing that his son will never have a father like his.
Taboom Director Brian Pellot leads Reuters/Hivos Course on LGBTQI+ Rights in Nairobi
The Thomson Reuters Foundation and Hivos East Africa workshop included 10 journalists and 10 activists from Kenya and Uganda.
Taboom Director Brian Pellot hosts Global Investigative Journalism Conference sessions on LGBTQI+ reporting
Taboom Founding Director Brian Pellot hosted a workshop, panel and networking session on Investigating LGBTQI+ issues at the 10th Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa.
VIDEO: LGBTQI+Religion Reporting in Sub-Saharan Africa Panel
This panel brings together journalists and activists from four African nations to discuss challenges in covering religion and LGBTQI+ issues in their communities.
Taboom Director Brian Pellot offers faith leaders media engagement tips at Nairobi gathering
Pellot presented on traditional and social media engagement strategies at the Global Religions Convening in Nairobi, Kenya, June 17-19, 2017.
For gays and lesbians in Mombasa, coming out cuts both ways
MOMBASA, Kenya — Members of Mombasa’s LGBTI community discuss the pain and pleasure of coming out to friends, family and society at large.
Kenyan rights groups and churches spar over third gender option
NAIROBI — Ryan Muiruri is an intersex activist fighting for the official recognition of a third gender option in Kenya. Church leaders across the country oppose the campaign.
African clergy to protest Obama’s gay-rights ‘agenda’ on trip
NAIROBI, Kenya — Protesters have called for tactics ranging from throwing rotten eggs at the president to encouraging sex workers to march naked in the streets during his visit.
LGBT Kenyans gain the right to organize, and churches promise to fight
NAIROBI, Kenya — The nation’s highest court ruled that refusing to register a gay rights organization infringed on the constitutional rights of free association for LGBT Kenyans.