Nigeria

Global News

Added on: 04/19/2019
04/17/2019
In 2017, I started A Nasty Boy magazine to validate and affirm the lives and experiences of gay men in Nigeria. I hoped that it could contribute,…

Global News

Added on: 03/15/2019
In Nigeria, many LGBTI persons grow anxious as they get older and confront pressures from their families and society to get married. They can’t simply marry the…

Global News

Added on: 03/10/2019
Rex Young, a young Lagos-based Nigerian entrepreneur, is tapping into the country’s LGBT market. Young, a professional graphic designer, has delved into an untapped market of making…

Global News

Added on: 03/03/2019
A local activis who is currently working with a women’s rights organization in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, says she is seeing an increasing problem of gay men marrying…

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Added on: 03/01/2019
02/28/2019
Nigeria has re-elected President Muhammadu Buhari, who once called gay sex “abhorrent.” While on a trip to meet US President Barack Obama in July 2015, Buhari was…

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Added on: 02/01/2019
Dikeh made the positive comment on Instagram in support of Jussie Smollet, an African-American Nollywood actor who was recently brutally attacked by two men, which many are now…

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Added on: 01/25/2019
01/23/2019
A prominent police officer in Nigeria has told gay people to “leave the country or face prosecution.” Dolapo Badmos, a Chief Superintendent and Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, also…

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Added on: 01/09/2019
Nigerian gay man Dan Yomi is gearing up to launch an online project that he hopes will help other gay people deal with issues relating to their…

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Added on: 01/04/2019
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigeria-based human rights organization, has published a report, showing that the human rights of approximately 286 LGBTI persons were violated…

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Added on: 12/21/2018
12/20/2018
A lesbian couple and nine other women have been arrested in Nigeria for planning the pair’s wedding. The 11 women were detained on Monday (December 17) in the northern…

Global News

Added on: 12/19/2018
Since the Nigerian government passed into law the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act (SSMPA), LGBT Nigerians have continued to suffer many forms of discrimination as well as exclusion…

Global News

Added on: 12/06/2018
12/06/2018
The 2019 presidential candidate of the Allied Congress Party of Nigeria (ACPN), Obiageli Ezekwesili, has taken a stance on issues concerning the LGBT community in Nigeria.  She said, yesterday, during…

Global News

Added on: 12/03/2018
12/02/2018
Tanzania’s recent intensified efforts to clamp down on the country’s queer community highlights the risk of statements by Africa’s political, business and social elites normalizing hate and…

Global News

Added on: 12/03/2018
11/28/2018
Chigozie (names changed), a student in his early 20s, told NoStringsNG that his troubles began when Obi, a coursemate, started making advances at him. Chigozie turned him down, but…

Alturi Partner

Added on: 01/31/2018
The Advocates for Human Rights (The Advocates) is a volunteer-based non-governmental organization committed to the impartial promotion and protection of international human rights standards and the rule…

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Added on: 01/31/2018
The Human Rights Watch lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights program has fought for over a decade to end human rights violations based on sexual orientation…

Alturi Partner

Added on: 01/31/2018
LGBT rights are human rights, period. Human Rights First works to ensure that these rights are incorporated into the United States’ foreign policy agenda and advanced on…

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Added on: 01/31/2018
Advocates for Youth works across the U.S. and developing world to advance youth sexual health and rights to further a vision of a society in which all…

World Voices

Added on: 09/14/2016
Robert Blackmon
Alturi Project Director
Mike highlights his interview with John Adewoye, “a former priest who battled with his sexual orientation for many years, denying the truth of who he is, and…