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The government should protect its citizens against crime, but it is foolish, unjust and tyrannical for them to legislate against same-sex sexuality among adults - its may be considered by some a vice, but it is most certainly not a crime.

Dissidents are people who “sit apart” or disagree with the mainstream practice or ideology. The term has political connotations and it often refers to people who disagree and choose to publicly oppose totalitarian regimes.

In the context of erotic dissidence we use the term to refer to the rejection of totalitarian and dictatorial sex law that seeks to enforce sexual uniformity as if “diversity” is not in truth the only uniform human trait. By “sitting apart” erotic dissidents, that we are seek to let one and all know that it is foolish to imagine that all humans are born heterosexual, or that even in the context of the most punitive sex law, some people will never engage in non-heterosexual sex.

Of course dissidents are not loved anywhere in the world, and much less in Africa – where conformity usually disguised as “consensus” is the name of the game. Even in Kenya, a country with some most remarkable and globally recognized human rights giants – a country that has lived through the pain of dictatorship and totalitarianism, erotic dictatorship and totalitarianism are celebrated – erotic dissidents are persecuted and isolated.

Just when about to give up, am reminded of the words of Václav Havel (b. 1936), a famous Czech playwright, who said;

“You do not become a "dissident" just because you decide one day to take up this most unusual career. You are thrown into it by your personal sense of responsibility, combined with a complex set of external circumstances. You are cast out of the existing structures and placed in a position of conflict with them. It begins as an attempt to do your work well, and ends with being branded an enemy of society.”

The sexual ideology produces in Kenya are largely the Church and the Media. Never mind that for both these institutions, none – and I repeat none, would hold onto the moral high ground they so require of others, if a spotlight was cast on them. Dorothy Kweyu, is hardly a saint that she wants to the world to believe she is – if she were, she would reflect on the actual bodily harm – even death that her articles cause. As for the Church, I should know after all I was in the seminary for Nine years.

Yet confrontation with the sexual ideology producers and the LGBTI rights activists is hardly beneficial. Not least because power is heavily tilted in favour of the ideology producers – by far, but also because they only use the existing social animus against the same-sex practicing people to advance their business interests (both the church and media have business interest). It is the government that we need to urge to see and listen to us – as equal, tax paying citizens whose rights are abused daily and with nauseating routine.

Even if we were to grant that same-sex sexuality is a vice (and we all know its not), the purpose of the law is to prevent CRIMES not VICES. The government has a duty to protect its citizens against crime – it is extremely cynical of the government to create an environment in which actual crimes are committed against the LGBTI people, including physical and verbal abuse, blackmail and extortion, denial of services – especially health services. By criminalizing sex between consenting adults of the same sex, the government attempt to prevent a VICTIMLESS crime, by encouraging and justifying real crimes – our society then becomes hostile, intolerant and looses every bit of human decency. How else would you justify the dousing of a human being with kerosene by another human being – let the sexual ideology producers justify that.

And while at it, let them – and anyone else for that matter,  explain how they suffer when a man puts his penis on the lips of an all too eager adult male or a girl holds another ever so gently?


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CJekwu N'selm on 17/08/2010 09:54:54
it the unilateral job of the gay ppl all over the world heard. @ Blacks 4 Blacks we treat all issues bothering the harmonious living of man. we can join in proclaiming your message for in a way I am part of this though I ain't Kenyan.
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Fred on 19/08/2010 09:51:24
David KURIA..I salute your bravery & initiative. You have become a force and voice to be reckoned with. We have followed your work from the safety of our homes, when you began having a little rant about LGBT matters in Kenya. Your scope, language, visibility & vision has burst forth with tremendous ability to debate with a maturity that has never been present in our media or legal confines I am ashamed that i am still watching yours and others peoples brevity from behind a screen in the safety of my own home, expecting you and others to fight my battles. That should be no more! I know there are others like me, and i urge all of us to contribute in any way to the good fight that will be our saving grace & that will enable us to leave the shadows and live the life God intended us to. With love & light.
Once again , kudos David & keep doing your thang. You have motivated and encouraged.
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Michael Joseph on 19/08/2010 15:54:39
Dear Fred, David is not an island nor is he a one-man show. If you have to congratulate, congratulate all, even those behind the screens...lest David gets grandiose ideas.
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David on 20/08/2010 10:19:03
Fred, thank you for your kind words and I agree with Michael Joseph (?), this is a movement that has been created by many hands joining together.

From your comments its clear we know each other, way before GALCK and other organizations had formed and become visible. Yet, by being silent and invisible - like am sure we must have discussed then, the struggle gets all the more difficult. Unfortunately this is a battle that has no undecideds - if you are not with us, then you are most certainly supporting, perhaps unwillingly the other side.
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Betti on 02/10/2011 06:25:15
Articles like these put the consumer in the driver seat-very ipmrotant.
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