In Kenya, homosexuality is a felony punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Henry, who came to the United states in 2011 from Kenya and joined the Saint Matthews Catholic Church, grew up Catholic his entire life. Though he does not personally identify as LGBT, he has been an active member in the LEAD Ministry, an LGBT group within Saint Matthews.
Henry speaks eloquently in part five of Eric Kruszewski's documentary on LEAD:
“I always ask myself: What would I do if one of my daughters or one of my sons came out? Do LGBT people need to be accepted? To be heard? Yes. We have got to find a way to give them everything they need."
Watch Henry below:
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About Eric Kruszewski
Eric Kruszewski is an editorial photographer and videographer based in Washington, D.C. A native of Baltimore, Maryland, his documentary and journalism work focuses on people who have undergone transitions in life, individuals and groups who are marginalized by society, and unique subcultures that might not receive mainstream attention. Currently, Kruszewski is working on a long-term project in his hometown about the disappearance of steel manufacturing and its trickle-down effect on individuals and families. You can follow Kruszewski at @erickruszewski on Twitter and Instagram, and at www.erickruszewski.com.