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Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by goldcoinhub: 11:00am On May 22, 2019
Binyavanga Wainaina is dead – The Prize-winning Kenyan writer died after a short illness at the age of 48.

His family represented by his brother James Wainaina, said his death is a great loss to the family and they would want to celebrate his life.

“We are in a life celebration mood, we’re looking at this from a human level; it’s a human story. Allow that humanness to shine, people are hurting,” he said.

He won the Caine Prize for African writing in 2002 and was best known around the world for his satirical essay How to Write About Africa.

Wainaina was also named among Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2014 for his gay rights activism.

He “demystified and humanized homosexuality” author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote at the time.

Wainaina was one of the first high-profile Kenyans to openly declare he was gay and “he felt an obligation to chip away at the shame” that people felt about being gay, Adichie added.

Homosexual relations are currently illegal in Kenya but the Supreme Court is due to rule on Friday whether to overturn the law banning them.

Wainaina had won the Caine Prize for African Writing for his short story Discovering Home in 2002. Following the passage of a series of anti-gay laws across Africa in 2014, Wainaina publicly announced that he was gay.

In December 2016, Wainaina posted on Twitter that he was HIV-positive.

In 2014, his personal life took centre stage when he told the world he had known he was gay since he was five, BBC reports.

A year later, he suffered a stroke. The next year, in 2016, he announced he was HIV-positive on World Aids Day. In 2018, against all odds, he said he would marry his boyfriend in South Africa.

Wainaina will not have his wedding. But he leaves behind an LGBT community in Kenya, many of whom were emboldened by his bravery.

https://lailasnews.com/binyavanga-wainaina-is-dead-hiv-gay-rights-activist-passes-on/

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by MistarT: 11:19am On May 22, 2019
Lord purify the earth, so many people living in sin and proud about it, people just hate holy living, Lord send down your Spirit upon all flesh please Abba Father!!!

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by sinaj(f): 11:34am On May 22, 2019
Noticed that HIV is prevalent amongst gays

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Nobody: 12:52pm On May 22, 2019
This handsome looking man is going where ,? Paradise or hell

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by mimilogistics: 2:24pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Phock2sweet: 2:24pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by soberdrunk(m): 2:24pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Nobody: 2:24pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by braveboy64(m): 2:25pm On May 22, 2019
GAY AND HIV

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by eedriyz(m): 2:25pm On May 22, 2019
supportnija:
This handsome looking man is going where ,? Paradise or hell

He will find out soon enough

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by ngwababe(f): 2:25pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by kuntash: 2:25pm On May 22, 2019
supportnija:
This handsome looking man is going where ,? Paradise or hell

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Foreign231(m): 2:25pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by amiibaby(f): 2:25pm On May 22, 2019
Ok should I say RIP or good riddance to bad rubbish lipsrsealed

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by CAPSLOCKED: 2:26pm On May 22, 2019
sinaj:
Noticed that HIV is prevalent amongst gays

FORGET ABOUT SPEAKING IGNORANTLY, AND SHOW ME STATISTICS.

HOW MANY GAY PEOPLE HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED IN THE LAST 10 YEARS?

IF THEY ARE 10 IN TOTAL, POSITIVE PEOPLE WITH HIV WILL BE NUMBERING IN MILLIONS.



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Another idiot is gone.

IT DOESN'T MATTER MUMMY, EVEN YOU WILL DIE.

SweetBuns:
I hate homosexuality

LOL, NOBODY CARES.

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Iamsotired: 2:26pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by MJBOLT: 2:28pm On May 22, 2019
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This handsome looking man is going where ,? Paradise or hell

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by GOFRONT(m): 2:28pm On May 22, 2019
Something must kill a man

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Originakalokalo(m): 2:28pm On May 22, 2019
You have only one chance of having eternal life.

Don't die in sin like he did.

Jesus told us that anyone who does in sin will be banished from the presence of the almighty God who is the father of all spirits.

Accept Jesus and turn away from your iniquities.

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Foreign231(m): 2:28pm On May 22, 2019
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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by twerkjack: 2:28pm On May 22, 2019
Legalize homosexuality




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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Nobody: 2:29pm On May 22, 2019
sinaj:
Noticed that HIV is prevalent amongst gays
Yet some imbec1les want to force everybody to accept gayism SMH

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by crafteck(m): 2:29pm On May 22, 2019
Hisss, is this news, I even Thot it was bobrisky
Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by tstx(m): 2:29pm On May 22, 2019
Ehya
Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by bluefilm: 2:30pm On May 22, 2019
Good riddance.

One idiot off.

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Re: Binyavanga Wainaina Is Dead! HIV Positive Gay Rights Activist And Author Dies by Imoh555(m): 2:30pm On May 22, 2019
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