Qtalk counselors call the LGBTQ+ advice app ‘truly brilliant’, ‘a life saver’


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 advice to LGBTQ+ Nigerians. Through the app, which has been up and running for two years, 15 counselors provide advice, referrals, mental-health services and a sympathetic ear to more than 2,000 LGBTQ+ people who struggle to get by in the homophobic society of Nigeria. Five of those 15 counselors recently shared their impressions of it. (For their protection, pseudonyms conceal their identities.)

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