BBC's People Fixing the World podcast features Linda Tropp interviewed by Richard Kenny on the closing segment of the episode "Turning preachers into LGBT allies" How a group of LGBT Kenyans reduced homophobic prejudice by training religious leaders.
The LGBT community in Mombasa, Kenya has suffered from violent mob attacks in recent years - often fueled by influential preachers spreading messages of hate. But one group decided to tackle this in a remarkable way: they have directly engaged with faith leaders. In carefully controlled meetings the pastors and imams get to know LGBT people and have their misconceptions challenged. This has led to a big reduction in violence. Now many of those religious leaders use their influence to help the LGBT community fight discrimination wherever they find it.
Produced and presented by Richard Kenny