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Improving the lives of intersex people in Kenya

The Week

Nestled in a quiet, leafy Nairobi neighborhood just a stone’s throw from the throbbing of sounds of a sprawling city market, is a refuge where intersex, transgender, and gender-nonconforming Kenyans can escape searing public judgment and discrimination.

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Leading Human Rights Groups Seek Investigation into Death of LGBTQ Activist in Haiti

American Jewish World Service among those mourning the death of Charlot Jeudi The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition, American Jewish World Service, the Haiti Advocacy Working Group, Diversidad Dominicana, Universitarios para la Diversidad, and Amigos Siempre Amigos are greatly saddened to learn of the passing of LGBTI activist Charlot Jeudi, the executive director of Kouraj Pow …Read More

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