Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

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12/11/2019

For the first time in the history of Nigeria, LGBTIQ+ human rights activists and organizations working for the advancement of LGBTIQ+ equality will be honored for their bravery, work, and inclusiveness. Despite harsh laws against homosexuality, over the years, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer [LGBTIQ+] human rights activists have been working relentlessly to promote the social inclusion of LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. However, they are often neglected with no official recognition, neither have they ever been formally celebrated for their work. That is about to change, thanks to the new Freedom Awards organized by The Initiative for Equal Rights [TIERs], a non-profit human rights organization in Lagos, Nigeria.

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