Slander, HIV, bias at work – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians


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. In his message to a counselor, he wrote: “My God, people are so wicked. My picture has been shared on Facebook [stating] that I am blackmailer. The page is very popular and many people believe it. I am not a blackmailer. I am gay and I love my community. Please, what do I do as I am getting depressed day by day.” In conversations with his Qtalk counselor, Kola was informed about his legal options. The counselor pointed out that, given the nature of the issue, the situation might get both awkward and complicated. However, the counselor informed him that, since the owner of the page could be identified, it was advisable to reach to him to try to resolve the issue before exploring other means. Kola was also referred to an LGBT-friendly lawyer in Lagos, who is now looking into the issue.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 10/04/2023
When his mother fell ill, Karan, a 25-year-old gay man from New Delhi, hurried to donate blood. But as he filled out the mandatory …
Added on: 10/03/2023
The woman chosen by Gov. Gavin Newsom to replace late Sen. Dianne Feinstein will be the first Black lesbian to serve in Congress in …
Added on: 10/03/2023
Pope Francis suggested it may be possible to bless same-sex unions in a newly public response to cardinals who questioned the pope’s affirmation of …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 10/03/2023
Uganda’s Constitutional Court on Monday took a first step toward hearing a challenge to an anti-gay law that rights activists and Western governments have …
Added on: 09/29/2023
The passage of one of the world’s harshest anti-gay laws by Uganda’s government has unleashed a torrent of abuse against LGBTQ people, mostly committed …
Added on: 09/28/2023
Defenders of the human rights of French-speaking African sexual and gender minorities will meet in Ivory Coast in November to coordinate and strengthen efforts …