Girald is a Kenyan LBQ activist. She is a survivor of one of the most severe violent practices against lesbian women: corrective rape. Hers is a story of survival, love, human complexity and the rise of LBQ women in the fight for their own rights in Kenya at a key moment.
This project is not about making a documentary on yet another compelling story. This project is about advancing Lesbian Bisexual and Queer (LBQ) rights in Kenya and around the world.
We use this documentary as a powerful tool to tell the story of Girald. But this could also be the story of many other lesbian women in Kenya and in 31 countries in Africa where homosexuality is considered a crime. Although this is not the only cause of violence against them, LBQ women also experience social stigma rooted in their religion and culture, which even their own families are unable to scape.
We want to provide a platform to amplify Girald’s voice and start a conversation about inclusiveness and mutual respect. We want to raise awareness about the situation of LBQ women in Kenya and stand alongside them. We want to compel you to take action, and let Gerald know that she is not alone.
Above all, we hope this documentary will gather support for Girald and others like her to bring about much needed social change in Kenya.
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