Ark Communes
Ark communes is a new self-help initiative of LGBTIQs in Kenya who are asylum seekers and refugees, seeking resettlement. A pilot group of 45 members live together in two separate communal houses with agreed rules, a daily schedule and elected leaders.

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  • Black African MSM appear twice as likely to contract HIV as other ethnic groups

    (Sigma Research, 2011)

  • BAME MSM make up 0.1% of the total population in the UK, but 13% of MSM diagnosed with HIV.

    (Nastal-3, PHE, 2013)

  • Black MSM are also twice as likely to report homophobic attacks in their local area compared to the white population - 13% compared to 6% respectively

    (Stonewall, 2013)