Work in process
working title: fearing nation
Being Gay is not well accepted in Kenyan society and even labeled as un-African. The vice-president of Kenya, William Ruto, even said that Kenyans are against homosexuality, because Kenya is a God-fearing nation. A penal code exists that forbids “indecent practices”. Whereby homosexual acts are labeled as unnatural offences. Even though these penal codes exist, people are not arrested for being gay. This does not mean that being gay in Kenya is easy. Every day gays are faced with discrimination, being outcast, expelled from school, evicted from their homes, harassment and even rape. Therefore coming out in Kenya is difficult and many gays are forced staying closeted. "Fearing Nation" is a ungoing project.
"Fearing Nation" is made possible by the Kenyan organisation AFRA