Category: West Africa

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Nigerian career coach exposes society’s hypocrisy toward effeminate men

Nigerian career coach exposes society’s hypocrisy toward effeminate men

An insightful commentary by a Nigerian coach has cast a spotlight on the inherent hypocrisy within Nigerian culture when it comes to embracing traits [...]
Homeless and depressed: The journey of a Nigerian gay man

Homeless and depressed: The journey of a Nigerian gay man

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
New drama series highlights the realities of LGBT Nigerians

New drama series highlights the realities of LGBT Nigerians

A new online drama series showcasing the lived experiences of LGBT individuals in Nigeria is now available on on YouTube. By Mike Daemon The [...]
How a queer Nigerian fought family homophobia

How a queer Nigerian fought family homophobia

COMMENTARY A queer Nigerian on X (Twitter) has shared his experience of resisting his stepbrother’s overbearing and homophobic behaviour. By [...]
World Bank is undecided: Sanction Ghana if anti-LGBTQ bill takes effect?

World Bank is undecided: Sanction Ghana if anti-LGBTQ bill takes effect?

Ghana needs help with $20 billion debt, but homophobia might stand in its way   As a supporter of human rights, the World Bank will have a [...]
A decade of failure at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

A decade of failure at the African Commission on Human and People’s Rights

COMMENTARY Back in 2014, it sounded so good: The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) passed a resolution opposing human rig [...]
Nigerian influencer Enioluwa Adeoluwa condemns anti-LGBT violence

Nigerian influencer Enioluwa Adeoluwa condemns anti-LGBT violence

Popular Nigerian influencer, writer, and public speaker Enioluwa Adeoluwa, also known as Eni, has spoken out against homophobia and anti-LGBT violence [...]
Good news for LGBTQ prisoners: You did it! Project Not Alone hits goal in a week.

Good news for LGBTQ prisoners: You did it! Project Not Alone hits goal in a week.

Generous donors have contributed $9,447 in the seven days since Project Not Alone announced its 2024 fund drive on May 3. That surpassed the goal [...]
Bisexual risks death in Nigeria, seeks asylum in the U.K .

Bisexual risks death in Nigeria, seeks asylum in the U.K .

Chukwuebuka, a pseudonym for his safety, is a bisexual Nigerian student residing in the U.K. He finds himself at a critical juncture, torn between fea [...]
Bobrisky: Trans celeb appeals ‘naira abuse’ prison sentence for money-tossing

Bobrisky: Trans celeb appeals ‘naira abuse’ prison sentence for money-tossing

  Internet celebrity Idris Okuneye, a Nigerian trans woman known online as Bobrisky, has appealed a six-month prison sentence for "sprayin [...]
Open letter: S. Africa must demand human rights in Uganda and Ghana, not just in Gaza

Open letter: S. Africa must demand human rights in Uganda and Ghana, not just in Gaza

Seventeen social justice organizations have issued an open letter to South Africa's international relations minister, urging him to condemn violat [...]
What does Senegal’s new president have in store for LGBTQ people?

What does Senegal’s new president have in store for LGBTQ people?

Bassirou Diomaye Faye was elected President of Senegal on Sunday, collecting 51% of the votes compared to his challenger, Amadou Ba, from the ruli [...]
Qtalk: Gay man navigates pressure to marry and dependence on family

Qtalk: Gay man navigates pressure to marry and dependence on family

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Help for LGBT youths in Benin, where  anti-gay lynchings are commonplace

Help for LGBT youths in Benin, where anti-gay lynchings are commonplace

Hirondelles Club provides support for homeless LGBT youth in Benin For the past four years, the Hirondelles Club at the Rehoboth Friendship Centre in [...]
Qtalk: Trans woman seeks guidance after surviving sexual assault

Qtalk: Trans woman seeks guidance after surviving sexual assault

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Intersex Nigerian woman is telling her story through Facebook

Intersex Nigerian woman is telling her story through Facebook

By Mike Daemon An intersex Nigerian known as Queen the Gbola Girl, has piqued the curiosity of many on social media following a recent identity [...]
Ghana Parliament OKs harsh anti-LGBTQ bill; it goes to the president next

Ghana Parliament OKs harsh anti-LGBTQ bill; it goes to the president next

Breaking news update: A coalition of human rights advocates is urging the president of Ghana  to reject an extreme anti-LGBTQ bill that Parlia [...]
Nigerian singer Aṣa celebrates the diversity of love in her latest song

Nigerian singer Aṣa celebrates the diversity of love in her latest song

By Mike Daemon Paris-born Nigerian songstress Aṣa has just released her newest single, "Odo," accompanied by a captivating music video, much [...]
Gay-obsessed Nigerian pastor denounces ‘intriguing’ homosexuality

Gay-obsessed Nigerian pastor denounces ‘intriguing’ homosexuality

By NoStringsNG Contributor A tech-savvy Nigerian pastor is spreading an ongoing stream of homophobia online, having developed almost a fixation on [...]
Nigerian Police threaten crackdown over viral LGBT TikTok trend

Nigerian Police threaten crackdown over viral LGBT TikTok trend

By NoStringsNG Contributor Nigerian police spokesperson ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi has vowed to crack down on a group of LGBT individuals featured i [...]
Challenge to University of Ghana: Put an end to anti-gay attacks

Challenge to University of Ghana: Put an end to anti-gay attacks

Human rights groups are pushing the University of Ghana to take stronger action in response to a widely publicized anti-gay attack that occurr [...]
Nigerian trans woman seeks justice; magistrate warns perpetrator

Nigerian trans woman seeks justice; magistrate warns perpetrator

By Mike Daemon In a recent case at a Lagos magistrate court, a Nigerian trans woman sought justice against a man who assaulted and robbed her. [...]
Qtalk: My ex is blackmailing me. What can I do?

Qtalk: My ex is blackmailing me. What can I do?

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Qtalk: Gay Nigerian man seeks help with pain of family rejection

Qtalk: Gay Nigerian man seeks help with pain of family rejection

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Nigerian celebrity Uti urges women to stop bullying gay men

Nigerian celebrity Uti urges women to stop bullying gay men

COMMENTARY Renowned Nigerian actor, TV presenter, model, and musician Uti Nwachukwu recently took to Instagram to shed light on the reasons beh [...]
Two Nigerian trans women find new hope after unjust prison sentences

Two Nigerian trans women find new hope after unjust prison sentences

In a remarkable turn of events, two Nigerian transgender women who endured a harrowing experience in Port Harcourt Prison after being accused of v [...]
New Niger regime worries about citizens visiting Europe, learning about LGBT rights

New Niger regime worries about citizens visiting Europe, learning about LGBT rights

Officials in the West African nation of Niger are stirring up worries about citizens of Niger visiting Europe and learning about LGBT rights there [...]
New Nigerian song evokes the hidden LGBTIQ+ reality

New Nigerian song evokes the hidden LGBTIQ+ reality

REVIEW In a world where many regions still criminalize homosexuality, such as Nigeria, the LGBTQ+ community often finds itself leading lives ma [...]
Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in at least 10 nations

Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in at least 10 nations

Legal challenges to anti-LGBTQ laws are under way in Africa and in the Caribbean. In the map above, which shows the 66 nations with anti-homosexua [...]
Qtalk: The mobile app transforming LGBT lives in Nigeria

Qtalk: The mobile app transforming LGBT lives in Nigeria

Since 2019, the confidential LGBT counseling app Qtalk has helped Nigerians navigate a dangerous society where same-sex sexual activities are not only [...]
Nigerian gay and trans people speak their truth in heated debate

Nigerian gay and trans people speak their truth in heated debate

In a recent passionate debate, a Nigerian gay man and a transgender woman courageously shared their perspectives. Issues pertaining to homosexu [...]
QTalk: A Nigerian gay man’s journey to acceptance post trauma

QTalk: A Nigerian gay man’s journey to acceptance post trauma

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Effeminate character shines in Funke Akindele’s new series

Effeminate character shines in Funke Akindele’s new series

By Mike Daemon The trending new Nigerian drama TV series "SHE Must Be Obeyed", produced by Nollywood actress Funke Akindele, shines a spotlight [...]
Homosexuality has always been African, but the term LGBT is new and divisive

Homosexuality has always been African, but the term LGBT is new and divisive

By Steeves Winner Although homosexual practices exist everywhere on the African continent, many Africans reject the idea of a homosexual identi [...]
Qtalk: A Nigerian trans woman’s tale of heartache and hope

Qtalk: A Nigerian trans woman’s tale of heartache and hope

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Nigerian police make mass arrests at alleged ‘gay wedding’

Nigerian police make mass arrests at alleged ‘gay wedding’

Nigeria police made mass arrests last weekend at an event they claimed was a "gay wedding". News articles gave widely varied accounts of the nu [...]
Comment: Niger’s new leader might be better for gay rights, couldn’t be worse

Comment: Niger’s new leader might be better for gay rights, couldn’t be worse

In the wake of the July 26 coup that overthrew Niger's president, members of the nation's LGBTQ community see a possibility that the government's [...]
Nigerian group launches survey of survivors of ‘conversion therapy’

Nigerian group launches survey of survivors of ‘conversion therapy’

In a groundbreaking effort to shed light on the struggles faced by the LGBTIQ+ community in Nigeria, the Levites Initiative for Freedom & Enli [...]
Qtalk: A Nigerian gay man’s struggle with friendship and love

Qtalk: A Nigerian gay man’s struggle with friendship and love

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
House of Colours uses fashion to rewrite anti-LGBT stereotypes with style

House of Colours uses fashion to rewrite anti-LGBT stereotypes with style

In spite of the hostile environment faced by LGBT individuals in Nigeria, they remain defiant and resilient, continuously finding innovative ways to c [...]
Generous readers help two trans Nigerians avoid 7 years in prison

Generous readers help two trans Nigerians avoid 7 years in prison

Two trans women will soon be freed from Port Harcourt Prison in Nigeria because of readers' generous donations to Project Not Alone. (See box f [...]
Ghana abuzz as parliament begins debate of harsh anti-LGBTQ bill

Ghana abuzz as parliament begins debate of harsh anti-LGBTQ bill

The parliament of Ghana is currently debating whether to pass an anti-LGBTQ+ bill that in some ways is worse than the Anti-Homosexuality Law recen [...]
Here’s how we’ll help 2 trans Nigerians imprisoned after being attacked

Here’s how we’ll help 2 trans Nigerians imprisoned after being attacked

Project Not Alone is seeking donations to feed and free them. PORT HARCOURT, Nigeria - Two transgender women find themselves injured and behind [...]
Senegal: Should gays rejoice at the downfall of anti-LGBT politician Ousmane Sonko?

Senegal: Should gays rejoice at the downfall of anti-LGBT politician Ousmane Sonko?

In Senegal, electoral prospects have dimmed for anti-LGBT politician Ousmane Sonko, who was sentenced to two years in prison on June 1 for "corruption [...]
African Human Rights Commission affirms intersex people’s rights

African Human Rights Commission affirms intersex people’s rights

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. The African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, [...]
Setback for Ghana’s ‘worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever’

Setback for Ghana’s ‘worst anti-LGBTQ bill ever’

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. Godfred Yeboah Dame, Ghana's attorney-general and min [...]
Ghana court returns three men to jail for homophobic violence

Ghana court returns three men to jail for homophobic violence

Defendants are accused of assault, robbery and blackmail To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. [...]
Ghana: Anti-gay legislators crank up homophobia for political gain

Ghana: Anti-gay legislators crank up homophobia for political gain

  To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. Legislators who sponsored the harsh anti-LGBTQ bi [...]
Nigerian bisexual man, accused of murder, gets help from Qtalk counselor

Nigerian bisexual man, accused of murder, gets help from Qtalk counselor

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app, which is supported by this site and by the St. Paul’s Fo [...]
Is Ayra Starr’s new song the gay anthem we didn’t know we needed?

Is Ayra Starr’s new song the gay anthem we didn’t know we needed?

To get email notices of new articles, subscribe for free in the box at right. COMMENTARY Nigerian music sensation Arya Starr, joining fo [...]
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