09 Sep Learning about the Challenges of the LGBTI Community in Kenya
Posted at 15:11h in East AfricaWritten by Tegan Neal-Ostor and Silvi Goldstein, 2014 East Africa: Youth In Action. We spent twelve days in Kisumu town, the third largest inhabited area in the country. While working closely with our partner, the Young County Change Makers (YCCM), we had the great opportunity to meet with a LGBTQI group called Men Against AIDS Youth Group (MAAYGO). Homosexuality is illegal in Kenya and largely a taboo topic in East Africa, so it was a very special opportunity to meet with an HIV/AIDS LGBTQI activist group and hear about the project’s development.