People Fixing the World podcast features Linda Tropp interviewed on the episode "Turning preachers into LGBT allies."
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