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A film By TheNest Collective: STORIES OF OUR LIVES.

We’re very proud to announce that we made our first feature film as a collective! On June 30, 2013, we began collecting and archiving the stories of persons identifying as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex from Kenya. We called this project Stories of Our Lives - and we wanted to do this project for many reasons, but mostly because we wanted to tell stories that are not often heard, stories that characterize the queer experience

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SA’s blood service lifts ban on gay men

The South African National Blood Service (SANBS) will no longer discriminate against sexually active gay men who would like to donate blood. Previous policies in 2006 allowed gay men who had been celibate for six months or longer to donate, but would turn away those who had been sexually active, regardless of whether or not they practised safe sex. In the past, homosexual men were seen as having the highest infection rate of HIV, however, this is

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Everything you need to know about Africa’s anti-gay crackdown

Uganda and Nigeria have launched campaigns to ban homosexuality and throw gays in jail. Why now? What is the goal of the new laws? To criminalize homosexuality and "cleanse" these two countries' societies of gay people. In January, Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan signed a new anti-gay law that mandates 14-year prison terms for anyone in a same-sex union and 10 years for anyone who "promotes" homosexuality, including HIV/AIDS workers. In February,

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