Research Documents

Research on the lived experiences of lesbian, bisexual and queer women in Kenya


This report explores the lived experiences of Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) identifying women in Kenya. The data used to develop the analyses was acquired through a qualitative research carried out in three major towns in Kenya. As such, this study provides insights into the scopes and experiences of structural and everyday violence LBQ women face in Kenya. This will help LBQ organizations in Kenya to finetune and upscale their interventions. It will also point out knowledge gaps and provide new avenues for applied research to support LBQ movement building. Accordingly, this report will conclude with a set of recommendations per research finding to help LBQ organizations in shaping their agenda’s, developing targeted and effective interventions and increasing their overall impact. On the whole, this research report will contribute to building the LBQ movement in Kenya. A stronger LBQ movement in Kenya will allow individuals and their representative groups and organizations to (re-)claim their spaces and work towards achieving economic, health, political and social security for target groups, as well as challenge the existing forms of patriarchal oppression.