Category: Commentary

How Nigeria’s Twitter ban shackles the queer community

How Nigeria’s Twitter ban shackles the queer community

The suspension of Twitter in Nigeria has had a negative effect on the [...]
Qtalk advice about grieving, coming out, job discrimination, blackmail

Qtalk advice about grieving, coming out, job discrimination, blackmail

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counse [...]
Qtalk advice about depression, parents, divorce, and landlords

Qtalk advice about depression, parents, divorce, and landlords

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counse [...]
Nigerian gay porn actor surprised by parents’ reaction

Nigerian gay porn actor surprised by parents’ reaction

Ikechukwu, a Lagos-based Nigerian gay man, was overwhelmed by his pare [...]
Qtalk advice about rape, forced sex, lost lover and more

Qtalk advice about rape, forced sex, lost lover and more

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counse [...]
Uganda: Media bias leads to harassment of trans women

Uganda: Media bias leads to harassment of trans women

COMMENTARY. Prejudiced media reporting sets the stage for the ongoing [...]
Slander, HIV, bias at work – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

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

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer couns [...]
Nigerian singer Fireboy is dismantling gender norms

Nigerian singer Fireboy is dismantling gender norms

Popular Nigerian singer Adedamola Adefolahan, professionally known as [...]
Porn, bullying, HIV – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Porn, bullying, HIV – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer couns [...]
Blackmail, abuse, homelessness – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Blackmail, abuse, homelessness – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians continue to benefit from the support provided by vol [...]
Abused, outed, raped: Qtalk helps LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (2nd of a series)

Abused, outed, raped: Qtalk helps LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (2nd of a series)

Attacked, arrested, raped, outed -- LGBTIQ+ Nigerians turn to the Qtal [...]
7 lies gay people are told that should stop right now

7 lies gay people are told that should stop right now

Throughout history, gay people have been subjected to many forms o [...]
Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Married Nigerian gay man Lucius [name changed] is afraid for his famil [...]
Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

Zambia: 15-year prison sentences ‘shocked the world’

The 15-year prison sentences imposed this week on a gay Zambian couple [...]
Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia must shun the anti-gay politics of disgust

Zambia's president has made homosexuality a campaign issue to distract [...]
Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

Defeat in Kenya didn’t reverse gay Africans’ gains

Two gay rights advocates see encouraging signs for LGBT+ Africans, eve [...]
Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Pressure is building to release a young Tunisian man imprisoned for ho [...]
Angola’s neighbors may copy its repeal of anti-gay law

Angola’s neighbors may copy its repeal of anti-gay law

Angola's repeal of its anti-gay law last month could lead to the repea [...]
Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting aid to Tanzania: It worked (somewhat)

Cutting off foreign aid to homophobic countries can work, but only as [...]
U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

U.N. plan for gay refugees: same abuse, new location?

Will the U.N., Kenya, the U.S. and other Western countries stop mistre [...]
Here’s why Nigeria remains a hotbed of homophobia

Here’s why Nigeria remains a hotbed of homophobia

In Nigeria, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) per [...]
6 surprising facts about Nigeria’s anti-gay-marriage law

6 surprising facts about Nigeria’s anti-gay-marriage law

In Nigeria, LGBTQ+ persons still experience discrimination, violence [...]
Welcome, Kevin Hart and other formerly anti-gay converts

Welcome, Kevin Hart and other formerly anti-gay converts

COMMENTARY: The Kevin Hart case shows the LGBTQ community how it SHOUL [...]
Commentary: Help LGBT Africans by cutting aid to anti-gay Tanzania

Commentary: Help LGBT Africans by cutting aid to anti-gay Tanzania

Many African LGBT activists urge Western donors not to cut off aid to [...]
Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

Commentary: Withholding aid to Tanzania is a bad idea

LGBT+ Tanzanians will lose out and become scapegoats if donors cut aid [...]
Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Tanzania’s anti-gay purge vanished into thin air?

Many signs suggested that this week's threatened roundup of gay Tanzan [...]
Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Kanye and Kim missed their chance to make a difference

Outspoken rapper Kanye West once urged the hip-hop community to switch [...]
Does Bisi Alimi care about gay Nigerians?

Does Bisi Alimi care about gay Nigerians?

By Mike Daemon Acclaimed Nigerian LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi h [...]
How can LGBTI activists avoid burnout and depression?

How can LGBTI activists avoid burnout and depression?

How can LGBTI activists working in a hostile environment such as Ugand [...]
LGBT dance artist steps forward in Botswana

LGBT dance artist steps forward in Botswana

In a groundbreaking solo show, Botswana-based dancer Lesh Maseng broke [...]
Why is Zambian couple in jail? Because of King Henry VIII

Why is Zambian couple in jail? Because of King Henry VIII

"Is it not time we accepted that some people are gay and that no law w [...]
LGBTI activists at risk of burnout; what can we do?

LGBTI activists at risk of burnout; what can we do?

Last month's rejection of the LGBTI community by former LGBTI activist [...]
Popular Ugandan LGBT activist says she’s no longer a lesbian

Popular Ugandan LGBT activist says she’s no longer a lesbian

Val Kalende, a popular Ugandan LGBT activist, has declared on national [...]
Now more than ever: We need LGBTQI allies to ‘come out’

Now more than ever: We need LGBTQI allies to ‘come out’

Kenyan activist Denis Nzioka celebrates the courage of LGBTQI allies i [...]
Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Gendarmes in Cameroon won the dishonor of being selected as Homophobes [...]
Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Indonesian politician Irwandi Yusuf is the recipient of the Homophobe [...]
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