Kenyan Newspaper Publishes Names of LGBT People

In a terrible repeat of what happened in Uganda a few years ago, a Kenyan newspapers has published the identities of a dozen LGBT rights activists in that country, where both Christian and Muslim leaders regularly preach violence against such people.

Kenya’s ‘top homos’ are fearing for their lives after a newspaper published their names and pictures on its front page today (11 May).

Citizen Weekly has exposed 12 LGBTI activists and leaders. Several were previously in the closet.

While some are known internationally as proud spokespeople for the community, others include a senator and a gospel singer.

Few Kenyans are openly LGBTI as it is illegal to be gay. Activists fear the newspaper will incite mob violence, similar to when Ugandan activist David Kato was killed after being ‘named and shamed’ on the front page of a tabloid in 2010…

This article, an activist fears, could be part of the campaign to further turn the public against the LGBTI community.

‘If homophobes were looking to target people, if the police were looking to arrest people, if anti-gay youths were looking to attack some teen they assume is gay, they now have a face and a name,’ Denis Nzioka, one of the names mentioned, told Gay Star News.

‘We are now walking targets. While some of the people on the list are open about being gay, some are not. It is putting every person’s career, life and family at risk.’

Absolutely horrifying. It’s a virtual certainty that some of the people on that list will be violently attacked sometime soon.

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  • Saad

    It’s a virtual certainty that some of the people on that list will be violently attacked sometime soon.

    Sadly I can’t disagree. What a tragedy. Fucking religious murderers.

  • colnago80

    I’m sure that the blogs resident bigot and gay basher, Egnorance, is all in favor of this policy.

  • moarscienceplz

    I was going to say that these people should stop and consider how this makes their country appear uncivilized and backward to the rest of the world, but then I remembered I am an American.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    It’s like personals ads, but it’s involuntary and ends in murder.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    And also, the same thing happens here in America, except here they’re Christian bakers and instead of being murdered they get ironic Yelp reviews.

  • Alverant

    So where’s theDukedog7 defending this?

  • LightningRose

    So why not jam this by reporting politicians, religious leaders, and the wealthy as gay. After all, it’s just a witch hunt.