Denis Nzioka is a sexual, and gender minorities activist, consultant, researcher, and journalist. His focus is on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, men who have sex with other men, and sex workers in Kenya, and Africa.
He is a journalist with a BA from the University of Nairobi, with specialised training in various other disciplines.
He has consulted for the Global Fund, MSMGF, Gay & Lesbian Coalition of Kenya, Population Council, Kenya Human Rights Commission, Global Network of Sex Work Projects, Hebrew Immigration Aid Society, the National Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission, among others. He has worked with various organisations in different capacities such as Fahamu Africa, Gay Kenya, Identity Kenya, HOYMAS, and NASCOP.
He has also authored articles for various blogs, and media such as Daily Nation, Love Matters Africa, The Star, Pambazuka, Freedom in Speech, and Gay Star News, including making TV, and radio appearances from 2004. In 2011, he co-edited Gay Kenya’s book ‘My Way, Your Way or the Rights Way’ (Storymoja, 2011). He has been instrumental in the formation of several organisations in Kenya such as AFRA Kenya, HOYMAS, and GKT.
Further, he has been a contributor to various LGBTI & sex work related national and international policy papers e.g. UNAIDS Engaging Private Sector and Communities in the use of ICT for HIV Program with Gay Men and Other Men who have Sex with Men, 2015.
He has been interviewed and featured by regional and international media. He was named as one of the World’s Top 10 Tweeters on Sexuality and Development by The Guardian’s Global Development Professional Networks.
His work has taken him to Togo, Cameroon, Mauritius, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, Netherlands, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Switzerland, South Africa, Germany, Zambia, Namibia, Lesotho, and Botswana.