Nigeria

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Added on: 04/07/2021
04/06/2021
In 2014, Nigeria passed a law providing penalties of up to 14 years in prison for couples that enter into a same-sex union, and up to 10…

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Added on: 03/30/2021
The Vatican’s recent decree banning Catholic priests from blessing same-sex marriages has stoked fear among the LGBT community in countries across Africa, where gay people are routinely…

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Added on: 03/23/2021
03/22/2021
After three days, a YouTuber and LGBTQ activist in Nigeria, one of the world’s most anti-LGBTQ countries, has ended a hunger strike he started and swore to…

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Added on: 03/09/2021
03/08/2021
Police have reportedly raided a hotel in Anambra, Nigeria, where a group of “suspected gays” were having a party, following an anonymous tip-off. According to a local…

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Added on: 03/06/2021
03/05/2021
THE Archbishop of Canterbury has condemned the “unacceptable” language that the Archbishop of Nigeria, the Most Revd Henry Ndukuba, used to describe gay people (News, 2 March)….

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Added on: 03/05/2021
The nation’s Civil Society and some Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) on Thursday added their voice against move by the USA and European to force the Federal Government to…

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Added on: 03/02/2021
Henry C. Ndukuba, archbishop of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, has declared there’s “no such thing as a ‘gay Christian’ “. In a statement, Ndukuba criticized the…

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Added on: 02/14/2021
2/13/21
The angry tirade comes after Biden vowed to advance the cause of LGBT+ rights around the world, threatening financial sanctions on regimes deemed to have infringed on…

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Added on: 01/30/2021
1/29/21
Controversial Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu came out as “proudly gay” in a Instagram post yesterday. The actor best known off-screen for trolling fellow artists and other public…

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Added on: 01/23/2021
01/22/2021
Bolu Okupe is the son of Dr. Doyin Okupe, a physician and politician in Nigeria, where LGBTQ rights are severely limited and same-sex relationships are outlawed. Bolu,…

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Added on: 01/16/2021
The film “Broken Rainbow” which is produced by HUG Media, a Nigerian indie-film-making outfit, will address family rejection, depression, HIV stigmatization, suicide, and homophobia — crucial issues…

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Added on: 11/26/2020
11/24/2020
More than a dozen LGBT Nigerians suffering from violence stirred up by #EndSARS protests have benefited from an emergency community relief program run by the LGBTIQ+ advocacy…

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Added on: 11/24/2020
11/22/2020
Kola, a Lagos-based gay man, is deeply worried because his photograph ended up on a popular Facebook page along with accusations that he is an anti-gay blackmailer….

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Added on: 11/22/2020
“Ife” is a love story, pure and simple, the film’s producer said. The title is taken from the word for “love” in the Yoruba language of Nigeria….

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Added on: 11/07/2020
If there is one thing that unites a lot of Nigerians, it is hatred toward queer people. Religion is the basis for a good amount of this….

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Added on: 11/02/2020
11/02/2020
With the country’s anti-gay laws in place, pro-LGBT media contents especially films, are often censored and banned, making it difficult for members of the community to see…

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Added on: 10/31/2020
10/30/2020
The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has a long record of horrifying abuses, including the routine intimidation, harassment and attacks of peaceful protesters. It has also been accused…

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Added on: 10/28/2020
10/27/2020
A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending…

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Added on: 10/23/2020
10/22/2020
Over the past few weeks, Nigeria has been rocked by mass protests against continued police brutality in the country. Nigerian youth have called upon President Muhammadu Buhari…

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Added on: 10/23/2020
Ari Weinstein
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I want to hear a bit about you. How did you become involved in LGBTI activism? The things that pushed me to be an activist centered around…

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Added on: 10/13/2020
10/13/2020
Matthew Blaise is an LGBTQ+ activist in Nigeria who has been on the front lines of the #End SARS protests and has suffered abuse by SARS officers…

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Added on: 10/12/2020
Nigeria continues to be largely homophobic, mainly as a result of cultural and religious conventions. Negative perceptions of homosexuality led to the criminalisation of same-sex relations in…

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Added on: 10/09/2020
The event, scheduled for Nov. 28, is being organized by the Bisi Alimi Foundation, a diaspora LGBTIQ+ organization working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBTIQ+ people in…

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Added on: 09/21/2020
Nigerian human rights activist Samuel Uchenna has suggested that it may be time for public demonstrations by LGBTIQ+ Nigerians pushing back against the country’s anti-gay biases. Sharing…

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Added on: 09/14/2020
Nigerian singer and human rights activist Samuel Uchenna, popularly known as Samuch, has released an empowering new song that promotes respect for all persons regardless of their…

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Added on: 09/07/2020
09/06/2020
After swapping nude photos with Blessing on WhatsApp, Chioma set out to meet her prospective lover but was accosted on the road by a man in military…

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Added on: 08/29/2020
08/28/2020
The activist-led Initiative Sankofa d’Afrique de l’Ouest (ISDAO) aims to strengthen West African movements for gender diversity and sexual rights. To accomplish that, it takes a flexible…

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Added on: 08/25/2020
08/24/2020
LAGOS – Two young women fill the screen, reclining on a bed, talking about their hope of having children. They are protagonists in a new Nigerian film…

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Added on: 08/18/2020
In 2014, the former president of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan passed into law a Bill that became the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act. The passage of the law gave…

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Added on: 08/15/2020
08/14/2020
The first pan-African virtual Pride event takes place on Friday aimed at bringing together LGBT+ Africans to share their stories of challenge and success from a continent…