Kenya's growing LGBT community demands more police protection after a lesbian was brutally assaulted at a Nairobi nightclub, reports Behind the Mask. The victim says club security refused to protect her and actually shielded the gay-basher.
[The victim] and a friend were leaving the Madhouse when a woman shouted out behind them 'Ma lesbians (you lesbians).' She turned around to address the woman and got into a verbal confrontation, which ended up with the woman attacking and hitting her with a bag. "I found that she was being hidden in the changing rooms by the bouncers. I asked why they were hiding her? That is when the woman hit me with a bottle across the face,' [the victim] said."
Bleeding heavily [the victim] was driven to Central Police Station by her friend. She suffered a serious injury in the head and was later admitted at Nairobi Hospital. The woman who attacked her was arrested."
Thankfully several club patrons intervened to help or else the victim may have been seriously injured. No word if the attacker or the bouncers were charged.
There has been a backlash against some calls to decriminalize homosexuality and increase tolerance for gay men and lesbians in the East African. Rod 2.0 has previously reported Kenya boasts one of the very few African government HIV/AIDS plans that explicitly addresses gay men.