Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Coming of age

The gay scene has really come of age, comparing it today and a couple of years ago. Today you will come across happy gay boys and men mingling freely with out fear and shame everywhere across town. Coming out a couple of years ago, especially in Nairobi, would be like handing yourself over to the hangman at the gallows. Today there are so many gay men who are openly out and enjoying the good things life has to offer. Number of gay people has grown in leaps and bounds, leaving me to wonder whether all these men are really gay or wannabe's (Wannabe gays will be another day's post).

But all that matters is that gay people are happy. However one question remains to be answered; will the conservative Kenyan society come to accept and live with the fact that gays are here to stay?


  1. A lot of strides have been made by the LGBTI community here in Kenya especially in Nairobi. Years ago we did not a gay scene but now we have become the norm. This is good news.

    I only hope that we surmount all the remaining obstacles that cloud our acceptance and recognition to the larger Kenyan community and peoples.

  2. "Kenyan conservatives...gays are here to stay?"
    Wow, I don't know if they ever will? Probably needs a lot of teaching the misinformed and killing the stereotypes by educating them.

  3. We still have a long way to go.