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WATCH: Doc Out Run Profiles Brave Gay Man Running For Kenyan Senate

Anyone running for office should be commended for their commitment to the public good. But David Kuria, one of the subjects of S. Leo Chiang’s and Johnny Symons’ documentary Out Run, is literally putting his life on the line by running as an out gay man in Kenya. Though the African nation hasn’t debated a “Kill the Gays” bill like neighboring Uganda, homosexuality is illegal and gays and lesbians have been harassed, beaten and murdered for their orientation.

A work in progress, Out Run will eventually be a feature-length doc that follows LGBT activists running for election in unfriendly corners of the world. Chiang and Symons are using this character sketch of Kuria a fundraising tool for the project—they’re currently in the Philippines filming segments with Bemz Benedito, a transgender congressional candidate.

 

 

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Mar 25, 2012
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  • 6 Comments
    • Thomas
      Thomas

      Good for him for running in a country where there’s such hate towards the LGBT community. I hope nothing bad happens to him!

      Mar 25, 2012 at 4:49 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JTKlaus
      JTKlaus

      No, he can’t be gay. He’s Black. He must be a homophobe.

      Mar 25, 2012 at 10:27 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • shannon
      shannon

      I WISH HIM ALL THE BEST OF LUCK…

      Mar 26, 2012 at 1:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      @JTKlaus: Yes. And I’m sure all those “black” people who got killed in Africa for being gay are only being gay-for-attention.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 3:59 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Belize
      Belize

      Best of luck to David Kuria. The man’s got more balls and brains than any conservative queen which harbors prehistoric notions of bullying and gender rights.

      Mar 26, 2012 at 4:27 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
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