Thursday, September 04, 2008

For the first time ever on television, a talk show in Kenya talks about homosexuality! reports:
Hatua, a cutting edge talk show on Kenya’s Citizen Channel, unraveled a topic of homosexuality for the first time on Saturday August 23. Toni Kamau, producer of Hatua, said “this is the first time ever where the LGBTI has had the chance to air their views on national television”. She emphasized that the show was successful in raising the concern that discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people is a human rights issue.

A Kenyan LGBTI activist, Lourence Misedah, who was part of the panel, feels that the show was a good start to get people talking about homosexuality.

“I think this was a good start for opening up dialogue into making the public aware of what LGBTI people really are, without any biases since there were LGBTI people in the show speaking out to demystify some of the myths and misconceptions”, said Misedah. READ MORE