Category Archives: Larry Misedah

  1. Kenyan ex-pat (and IRMA Steering Committee Member) aims to help gay countrymen

    [We are so proud of IRMA Steering Committee Larry Misedah – shown on the left in the pic below. His compelling story is a must-read. Of note, Larry will be joining a group of IRMA members in Addis Ababa this December for Project ARM – Africa for Rectal Microbicides organizing and strategizing activities taking place in advance Read More >>

    activists, Africa, homophobia, human rights, IRMA, Kenya, Larry Misedah, LGBT rights
  2. Kenya Update – politics and planning in heteronormative society

    by IRMA Steering Committee Member Larry Misedah Kenya has been seen as one of the progressive countries given a public health approach in dealing with MSM and WSW. The Kenya National AIDS Strategic Plan recognizes these subgroups as the most at risk populations which are part of the target groups for intervention in the HIV/AIDS pandemic.  There Read More >>

    anal sex, gay men, HIV transmission, HIV/AIDS policy, Kenya, Larry Misedah, MSM
  3. Securing the Voice of MSM in Eastern Africa

    by Larry MisedahIRMA Steering Committee Member Despite the recent visibility of African men who have sex with men (MSM), there is still a wide gap in intervention programs for this group categorized as one of the most at risk populationa in a country like Kenya, where (like other countries) same sex practices are still viewed with a Read More >>

    Africa, HIV/AIDS policy, Kenya, Larry Misedah, MSM
  4. IDAHO – Report from Nairobi

    by Larry MisedahIRMA Steering Committee Member Even though same sex practices are criminalized in Kenya, there have been milestones that are of great significance. It is however of great importance that people and institutions maintain their commitment and strengthen the links between scholars, advocates and service providers in ways that build and sustain the development of skills, Read More >>

    Africa, gay men, homophobia, Kenya, Larry Misedah, MSM
  5. Dakar: Report from ICASA

    by IRMA member Lourence “Larry” Misedah of Kenya (pictured above) It was a first in the history of the International Conference on AIDS and STI in Africa (ICASA). At the 15th ICASA held in Dakar, Senegal from 3-7th December 2008,there was high visibility and a wide presentation of LGBTI issues. The LGBT pre-conference brought different participants together Read More >>

    Africa, Dakar, gay men, HIV/AIDS policy, ICASA, Larry Misedah, lgbt community, LGBT rights, MSM, Senegal, WSW