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End homophobia at the LSE University, support Justice for Daniel!

Maria Susana Benavidez Guaman
Londres, ENG, United Kingdom

Nov 28, 2017 — Please donate to this important legal case to help get Justice for Daniel and to end homophobia at the LSE University! And please share wide and far!

Daniel is a cleaner at the LSE University and was the first Kenyan man in the world to marry another Kenyan man. However, since his high profile civil ceremony and subsequent divorce, which was reported on social, national and international media outlets he has been subject to a sustained campaign of homophobic harassment.

This has included regularly being called "gay", a "faggot", told to "sleep with women to cure my homosexual problem", and told that "all gay people should be murdered, burned alive and hanged".

He feared for his physical safety and told Noonan and the LSE the same. However, neither Noonan or the LSE did anything about it and even dismissed the harassment as “sexualised banter” and a “part of the culture” of the perpetrators.

Consequently, Daniel has suffered from severe anxiety, depression, and stress, and has taken a considerable amount of time off work.

Meanwhile, the homophobic harassers have become more confident and emboldened by Noonan and the LSE's protection of them.

Daniel needs accountability and justice not only for himself and his own safety, but also to ensure that anyone else who is also suffering homophobic harassment at the LSE and beyond, and is currently too afraid to speak out for fear that their perpetrators will be believed and protected over them, will now be encouraged to do so if Daniel wins his case.

He has got a 7 day hearing in January in the Central London Employment Tribunal and needs funds to pay for his barrister.

Please support with anything you can.

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