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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…

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Added on: 08/04/2022
08/03/2022
Trans women and men and non-binary people in Nigeria are nervously eyeing a parliamentary proposal that seeks to criminalise cross-dressing. It aims to amend the Same-Sex Marriage…

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Added on: 07/21/2022
07/29/2022
By Pelumi Salako – ILORIN, Nigeria, July 18 (Openly) – A Nigerian sharia court’s decision to sentence three men to death by stoning for homosexual acts could trigger…

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Added on: 07/21/2022
Nigeria’s discriminatory laws against LGBTQI+ people continue to have a huge negative impact on the lives of LGBTIQ+ folks living in the country. LGBTQI+ people are subjected to…

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Added on: 07/10/2022
Popular Nigerian social media personality Uche Maduagwu, who previously denied he was gay, has bravely come out in a candid post on Instagram. Maduagwu was riled to…

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Added on: 07/05/2022
07/04/2022
There aren’t many spaces in Lagos where queer people can congregate safely, watch drag performances, listen to queer artists perform, or watch a voguing competition. In 2014,…

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Added on: 06/28/2022
06/27/2022
YouTuber Victor Emmanuel knows first-hand how tough life is for people who are openly gay in Nigeria, where LGBTQ+ relationships and even same-sex displays of affection are…

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Added on: 06/24/2022
Each year, the month of June is marked as “Pride Month”, a time when LGBTQ people all over the world partake in Pride marches and attend events…

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Added on: 05/21/2022
Dressed in rainbow-colored vests, members of the LGBTQ community marched in a risky demonstration in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, to protest a bill introduced by lawmakers in Nigeria’s…

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Added on: 05/14/2022
In the 2003 feature film Emotional Crack, one of the first Nigerian films to depict a queer relationship, a woman in an abusive marriage with a man…

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Added on: 05/08/2022
Dozens of LGBTQ protesters gathered Sunday in the capital of Nigeria to oppose anti-trans legislators’ proposal to ban “cross-dressing”. The bill, which seeks to amend a 2013…

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Added on: 05/07/2022
5/6/22
A Nigerian man’s asylum bid has been revived after a ruling by a U.S. appeals court Wednesday. The man said he was applying for asylum because of…

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Added on: 05/04/2022
05/03/2022
Around 50 LGBT+ activists took to the streets of Abuja, Nigeria, to protest a reviled bill that would make “crossdressing” illegal. The bill, which seeks to amend…

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Added on: 01/29/2022
In Nigeria, the Qtalk app on Android phones is “a life saver”, “truly brilliant” and “like magic”, according to counselors who use it to provide free confidential…

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Added on: 01/20/2022
The Brittle Paper literary magazine has announced the winners of its writing competition for queer women from West Africa. The winning authors came from Nigeria, Ghana and…

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Added on: 11/25/2021
LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counsellors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Foundation for International…

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Added on: 11/09/2021
11/08/2021
Across Africa, queer people face oppression, discrimination and violence for their identities. A 2020 report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) reveals…

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Added on: 11/02/2021
11/01/2021
Tom Kola was five years old when he realised he was a boy. But it took more than two decades and a move halfway across the world…

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Added on: 10/25/2021
10/24/2021
Now despite the strides towards equality around the world, homosexuality remains a crime in some 69 countries, almost half of them in Africa. But in Nigeria, Africa’s cultural…

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Added on: 10/21/2021
10/20/2021
In Ghana, home to a diverse array of religions, leaders of major churches have united in denouncing homosexuality as a “perversion” and endorsing legislation that would, if…

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Added on: 10/15/2021
10/15/2021
In season 3 of the popular Netflix series Sex Education, the character named Eric Effiong goes to Nigeria. It is a risky trip. Eric is a gay teenager…

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Added on: 09/17/2021
09/16/2021
LGBT+ activist and YouTuber Amara shared a series of photos detailing her symbolic marriage to her new wife, Olayinka, on social media. The beautiful couple can be…

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Added on: 08/21/2021
08/20/2021
Uchechukwu Onwa, a gay immigrant from Nigeria, said he knew it was time to leave his home country when a group of men brutally raped his teenage…

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Added on: 07/28/2021
07/27/2021
I’ve personally experienced two homophobic attacks in my home city of Enugu, in southeastern Nigeria: one from the police and the other from a crowd of students….

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Added on: 06/21/2021
Daniel Kunke, a 19-year old Nigerian college student, speaks about why he decided to start an LGBT-inclusive clothing brand. In an interview with NoStringsNG, the teenager, who is…

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Added on: 06/02/2021
The staggering pace of arrests of LGBTQ citizens continued today, as Uganda Police raided an LGBTQ shelter and detained 44 members of the LGBTQ community, repeating a…

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Added on: 04/20/2021
04/20/2021
A popular Nigerian evangelical preacher, TB Joshua, has called on his followers to “pray for YouTube” after the platform blocked his channel over allegations of hate speech…