Nigeria

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Added on: 02/22/2024
A tech-savvy Nigerian pastor is spreading an ongoing stream of homophobia online, having developed almost a fixation on the topic of homosexuality. The pastor, Damilola Oluwatoyinbo, has dedicated…

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Added on: 02/21/2024
Nigerian police spokesperson ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi has vowed to crack down on a group of LGBT individuals featured in a viral video on social media. The threats…

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Added on: 02/20/2024
02/18/2024
As a queer teenager growing up in northern Nigeria, Arinze Ifeakandu often found himself searching for books that reflected what he felt. He combed through the books…

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Added on: 02/10/2024
When Ms. Fola Francis, an openly trans woman living in Nigeria, joined a trend and posted a video of her transition on TikTok, it was for her…

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Added on: 12/24/2023
12/23/2023
Di Archbishop Emeritus of Abuja for Nigeria say one document wey Pope Francis approve regarding blessing of same sex couples don dey misinterpreted. Di document wey di…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/20/2023
LAGOS, Dec 20 (Openly) – Behind a tall metal door in a suburb of Lagos lies a world of fun, fashion and flamboyance that most Nigerians have…

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Added on: 12/22/2023
12/21/2023
Homosexuality is a controversial topic in Africa, a continent where many people have strong and very conservative views on sexual orientation. Pope Francis’ recent approval of blessings for same-sex couples…

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Added on: 12/17/2023
12/14/2023
Christmas can be a fraught time for LGBTQ+ people, some of whom might be estranged from their families while others dread festive gatherings with intolerant relatives. But…

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Added on: 12/13/2023
Coping with family rejection is one of the ways LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by…

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Added on: 12/03/2023
The Muslim Rights Concern (MURIC), an Islamic group, has asked President Bola Tinubu to shun the “LGBT accord which will legalise lesbianism, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)…

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Added on: 11/17/2023
Students, yesterday, took to the streets of Jos, the Plateau State capital, in protest against the proposed treaty on legalisation of Lesbianism, Gay marriage, Bisexual, and Transgender…

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Added on: 11/02/2023
11/02/2023
Fierce opposition from conservative lawmakers is casting doubt on the future of PEPFAR, the U.S. government’s most successful global-health program, which was set up two decades ago…

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Added on: 10/31/2023
10/30/2023
Law enforcement authorities in Nigeria are using the country’s same-sex prohibition law to target the LGBTQ+ community while ignoring abuses against them, rights groups and lawyers say,…

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Added on: 10/24/2023
10/23/2023
More than 70 young people were arrested on Saturday by security forces on charges of organising a gay wedding in north-east Nigeria, where such unions are criminalised…

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Added on: 09/21/2023
09/20/2023
The 69 suspects who were arrested in Nigeria last month in connection with an alleged gay wedding have been released on bail. Over 200 people were arrested in…

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Added on: 09/15/2023
09/14/2023
“We’re here to demand that Nigeria release all the detainees and drop all the charges.” On Tuesday, a group of Black American LGBTQ lawmakers protested in front of…

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Added on: 09/05/2023
09/04/2023
More than 60 people arrested last week in Nigeria in connection with an alleged gay wedding, which is illegal in the country, have been remanded in prison,…

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Added on: 09/01/2023
08/31/2023
Human rights groups are concerned about recent crackdowns targeting LGBTQ people in parts of Africa under laws that restrict their very existence. Police in Nigeria arrested more than 60…

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Added on: 08/31/2023
08/30/2023
LONDON- Following the arrest of over 150 attendees at a same-sex wedding ceremony in Delta state on Tuesday, a Nigerian-British based pastor and Founder, House of Rainbow…

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Added on: 08/30/2023
08/29/2023
Police in Nigeria said Tuesday they detained at least 67 people celebrating a gay wedding in one of the largest mass detentions targeting homosexuality, which is outlawed…

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Added on: 05/28/2023
05/27/2023
Nigerian author Arinze Ifeakandu has often dreamed of a society where gay people do not have to hide their love or live in fear of homophobic hate….

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Added on: 02/11/2023
02/10/2023
Conservative Anglican churches in developing countries will meet next week to consider radical action over the Church of England’s decision to bless same-sex couples in civil marriages,…

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Added on: 01/01/2023
The Founder and Archbishop of Living Christ Mission Inc Church, Prof Daddy Hezekiah, has warned the international community to desist from the promotion of abominable, immoral and…

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Added on: 12/24/2022
12/23/2022
The Islamic police force, known as Hisbah, recently raided a same-sex wedding in northern Nigeria and arrested 19 people for attending. In the virulently anti-LGBTQ+ country, homosexuality…

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Added on: 11/15/2022
11/14/2022
When Muna and Mary moved in together in Nigeria’s Anambra state, they thought they were starting a new life. But that dream quickly became a nightmare for…

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Added on: 11/01/2022
10/31/2022
Worried about stigmatisation and discrimination against intersex persons in society, the Centre for Healthcare Development and Youth Empowerment, (Intersex Nigeria) has called on the government to intervene…

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Added on: 09/28/2022
09/27/2022
Two years ago, during the Endsars peaceful protests in Nigeria, the younger generation did something that shocked the whole country and Nigerians everywhere. They walked and worked…

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Added on: 08/13/2022
08/13/2022
Police in Nigeria have urged users of a gay dating app who may have been scammed to come forward – but has so far refused to give…

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Added on: 08/09/2022
08/08/2022
On Sunday, July 31, six men were arrested in Nigeria’s central state of Nasarawa after being caught extorting thousands of dollars from closeted gay men as part…

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Added on: 08/05/2022
08/04/2022
Police in Nigeria have urged victims of a same-sex dating app scam to come forward to give evidence. But they have refused to offer them the assurance…