politics, queer

On Courage

While I am very glad to see influential figures support queers in Kenya—Betty Murungi and Makau Mutua—I want to resist seeing them as exceptional, as risking more than the queers who continue to fight for recognition.

As we recognize the work of allies, let’s also recognize those who have enabled those allies to speak.

David Kuria

Audrey Mbugua

Denis Nzioka

John Mburu

Shailja Patel

Sylvia Tamale

And the many bloggers, writers, activists, friends, lovers, families who enable queer Kenyans to continue to dream, to hope, to act.

2 thoughts on “On Courage

  1. Different kind of labor: y’all work within Kenya and East Africa in really visible ways. I am a blogger-it’s simply not the same.

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