Yvonne (Yvee) Oduor is a gender non-conforming, lesbian, feminist who uses their background as a journalist to advocate for the human rights of gender and sexual minorities in Kenya. They are currently the Operations Manager at the Gay and lesbian coalition of Kenya (GALCK) where they are involved in advocacy, gender & sexual diversity, mentorship, and joint litigation programs at national, regional, and international levels. They are also part of a SOGIE research committee that coordinates and undertakes SOGIE based research on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community and organizations within the coalition.
Yvee has worked and volunteered with a number of LGBTIQ+ focused organizations in different capacities over the years and together with two other amazing humans founded Because Womxn, a healing justice initiative for Lesbians, Bisexual and Queer Women, and Gender non-conforming people in Kenya. They are an alumnus of various institutes and fellowships and sit on the boards of various social justice movements and grassroots organizations in Kenya. Yvee currently serves as the African representative of the management committee at the Commonwealth equality network.