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  • 7 Jun 2019

The pioneer of Kenya’s LGBTIQ movement comes to Finland on Pride Week

What is life like for sexual minorities in a country that can impose a maximum sentence of 14 years for homosexuality? Njeri Gateru, a human rights lawyer who challenged Kenya’s criminal law system, comes to Finland on Pride Week to talk about Africa’s LGBTIQ movement.

KIOS and Seta are organizing an evening with the National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Comission (NGLHRC), a Kenyan LGBTQ organization. Jani Toivola will interview Njeri Gateru about the struggle to decriminalize homosexuality in Kenya.

The conversation is joined by the chairperson of Seta, Sakris Kupila, and the chairperson of Seta’s international committee Annika Ojala, who is also an alternate member of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).

The event is held at the Pride House in the National Museum on Thursday 27th of June at  18:00-19:30. The event is in English and is free to attend. The event is streamed online (link published later). The venue is accessible and there is an induction loop system in the auditorium. For more information on accessibility see https://www.kansallismuseo.fi/en/kansallismuseo/saavutettavuus

For updates on the event see the Facebook –page.

You can donate to Kenya’s LGBTIQ movement here.

See you at the Pride House, because love is legal for everyone!

 

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