Category: West Africa

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A surprise for Nigerian police: This man is gay and proud

A surprise for Nigerian police: This man is gay and proud

Samuel Uchenna had a surprise in store for Nigerian police when they arrested him on suspicion of homosexual activity. After spending Tuesday night in [...]
Qtalk reveals the lives and struggles of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (1st of a series)

Qtalk reveals the lives and struggles of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (1st of a series)

In Nigeria, where LGBTIQ+ persons face many struggles due to the country's homophobia, the new Qtalk app provides some relief, as the following storie [...]
Nigeria: Gay youth trapped at home with homophobic dad

Nigeria: Gay youth trapped at home with homophobic dad

As the country’s lockdown continues and coronavirus cases increase, LGBTIQ+ Nigerians have become more vulnerable. From the African Human Rights [...]
How LGBTIQ+ Nigerians are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

How LGBTIQ+ Nigerians are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

The LGBTIQ+ community in Nigeria has been severely impacted by the new coronavirus, LGBTIQ+ human rights activists say. From the African Human Ri [...]
Nigerian music group releases new pro-LGBT song

Nigerian music group releases new pro-LGBT song

The Christians On Diverse Energy (The CODE), a group of Nigerian LGBTIQ+ vocalists, has released a new song that advocates full recognition of LGBTIQ+ [...]
Conservative Christians block LGBT+ meeting in Ghana

Conservative Christians block LGBT+ meeting in Ghana

Ghana has blocked a LGBT+ rights conference planned for July, bowing to complaints from conservative Christians. From the African Human Rig [...]
Ghana: God ‘made us a tad different but still in his image’ — with glitter

Ghana: God ‘made us a tad different but still in his image’ — with glitter

In the new video "Voices of the Rainbow," LGBTIQ+ Ghanaians describe myths and misconceptions about their community and tell how straight people can b [...]
Nigeria: 57 arrests in anti-gay raid led to widespread suffering

Nigeria: 57 arrests in anti-gay raid led to widespread suffering

Undeserved suffering, shame, fear, anger, lost jobs, beatings and broken lives were the outcome of August 2018's anti-gay raid on a birthday party, as [...]
Ivory Coast family beats up gay son after meeting his lover

Ivory Coast family beats up gay son after meeting his lover

A gay man in Ivory Coast was beaten up by family members earlier this month after introducing his male lover to them. From the African Huma [...]
Gay Nigerian’s achievement: a passionate public kiss

Gay Nigerian’s achievement: a passionate public kiss

Valentine's Day has come and gone, but we won’t forget in a hurry how Dan Yomi, a Nigerian gay man, surprised and delighted us then by sharing an onli [...]
Nigeria trial starts for 47 men accused of same-sex affection

Nigeria trial starts for 47 men accused of same-sex affection

A trial is under way in Nigeria for 47 men accused of making a "public show of same-sex amorous relationships,” which is punishable by up to 10 years [...]
‘I lost a promotion because of my sexuality’: Nigerian gay man shares

‘I lost a promotion because of my sexuality’: Nigerian gay man shares

In a sad, too-familiar tale, a Lagos-based Nigerian gay man in his mid-30s has been refused a promotion at work because of his perceived sexual orient [...]
LGBTIQ+ Nigerians get new chat and counseling mobile app

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians get new chat and counseling mobile app

NoStrings Development Initiatives, Nigeria’s leading LGBTIQ+ media advocacy group, has launched a new social and counseling mobile app for the country [...]
Uche Jombo’s new film has a lesson for scamsters who pretend to be gay

Uche Jombo’s new film has a lesson for scamsters who pretend to be gay

A new web series produced by super-star Nollywood actress and film producer, Uche Jombo, highlights issues relating to men pretending to be gay in ord [...]
U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors seek repeal of 69 nations’ anti-gay laws

U.S. ambassadors are promoting LGBTQ rights worldwide even as gay-rights activists blast the Trump administration for anti-LGBTQ domestic policies. [...]
Here’s an old short film with a Nigerian gay character worth seeing

Here’s an old short film with a Nigerian gay character worth seeing

An old short film with a gay character played by a Nigerian has a lesson for us all. It's a reminder of the importance of sometimes questioning our be [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

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

For the first time in the history of Nigeria, LGBTIQ+ human rights activists and organizations working for the advancement of LGBTIQ+ equality will be [...]
Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Married Nigerian gay man Lucius [name changed] is afraid for his family's future now that a neighborhood phone repairman has discovered his sexual ori [...]
A successful LGBTQ+ event at a Nigerian restaurant

A successful LGBTQ+ event at a Nigerian restaurant

Homophobia indeed transcends borders, but the case was quite different for Dan Yomi, an out U.K.-based Nigerian gay man who recently hosted an LGBTQ+ [...]
47 Nigerians could get 10 years for public displays of affection

47 Nigerians could get 10 years for public displays of affection

In perhaps the largest-ever court action based on Nigeria's 2014 anti-gay law, 47 Nigerian men face up to 10 years in prison for alleged public displa [...]
Did Bisi Alimi really organize Nigeria’s ‘first-ever’ LGBT pride?

Did Bisi Alimi really organize Nigeria’s ‘first-ever’ LGBT pride?

Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi and his foundation celebrated the lives and talents of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians in a "Diversity Pride Night" in late October [...]
7 Nigerian celebrities who are pro-LGBT and have spoken out

7 Nigerian celebrities who are pro-LGBT and have spoken out

In Nigeria, homosexuality is considered a taboo subject, and so, not very many people are comfortable with talking positively about it. From [...]
‘I thought I had conquered my gay side’: Nigerian gay model on marrying a woman

‘I thought I had conquered my gay side’: Nigerian gay model on marrying a woman

International Nigerian gay professional model Alex Gede has released a new video addressing questions from people about his sexuality and marriage to [...]
Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist nominated for the first Mary Chirwa Award

Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist nominated for the first Mary Chirwa Award

Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist Pamela Adie has been shortlisted to receive the first Mary Chirwa Award for courageous leadership. From the African Hum [...]
‘It messed me up big time’: Nigerian youth shares homophobic experiences

‘It messed me up big time’: Nigerian youth shares homophobic experiences

Openly gay Nigerian student Matthew Blaise has shared some of the homophobic slurs and attacks he has experienced at school. From the African H [...]
U.S. lesbian ex-footballer trains Nigerian girls to combat sex trafficking

U.S. lesbian ex-footballer trains Nigerian girls to combat sex trafficking

Retired American lesbian soccer player Joanna Lohman has traveled to  Nigeria to train girls on how to combat sex trafficking -- using sports. Fr [...]
‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

Nigerian fashion writer and editor Vincent Desmond has shared his experience living as an openly queer person in Nigeria. By Mike Daemon Nig [...]
NGO’s and activists condemn threats against Bobrisky

NGO’s and activists condemn threats against Bobrisky

NGO’s and activists in Nigeria have condemned the harassment and threats made by the head of the  National Council for Arts and Culture against Intern [...]
Anti-gay Nigerian protesters demand harsher laws against LGBTIQ+ people

Anti-gay Nigerian protesters demand harsher laws against LGBTIQ+ people

Homophobic Nigerian youths and officials protested this week to demand harsher laws and a crackdown on LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. From the Africa [...]
Trailer: New film captures the truth of gay life in Nigeria

Trailer: New film captures the truth of gay life in Nigeria

Members of the gay community in Nigeria are excitedly anticipating the release of a new film that people believe has captured the true experience of l [...]
A sign of progress in Nigeria: Gay sibling is invited to family event

A sign of progress in Nigeria: Gay sibling is invited to family event

Dan Yomi, a widely known and openly gay Nigerian, is elated that his brother has shown signs of acceptance -- Dan and his boyfriend were recently invi [...]
Nigerian-American singer Jidenna: Homosexuality is not un-African

Nigerian-American singer Jidenna: Homosexuality is not un-African

Superstar Nigerian-American singer and rapper Jidenna has stepped forth to debunk ignorant false claims that homosexuality is un-African. Fro [...]
Here’s a newsletter every Nigerian lesbian, bisexual and queer woman should read

Here’s a newsletter every Nigerian lesbian, bisexual and queer woman should read

With the country’s anti-gay law and Nigeria’s homophobia, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer in Nigeria can be truly frustrating and h [...]
Port Harcourt based anti-gay blackmailer arrested by Nigeria police

Port Harcourt based anti-gay blackmailer arrested by Nigeria police

Charles Henry Chukwuebuka, a Port Harcourt-based anti-gay blackmailer, has been arrested by the Nigeria police in Port Harcourt whilst trying to black [...]
Ivory Coast flirts with same-sex marriage, then rejects it

Ivory Coast flirts with same-sex marriage, then rejects it

A proposal that would have allowed same-sex marriage in Ivory Coast has been withdrawn. The revised version, which is apparently headed for passage in [...]
Commentary: Ghana needs a visit from U.N.’s SOGI expert

Commentary: Ghana needs a visit from U.N.’s SOGI expert

Ghana may be ready for a visit from the U.N.'s expert on sexual minorities, commentator Kwaku Adomako states in Modern Ghana. From the Afri [...]
Nigerian model becomes the first trans contestant in a beauty pageant

Nigerian model becomes the first trans contestant in a beauty pageant

Transgender Nigerian woman Veso Golden Oke, age 25, is competing in a beauty pageant in Ghana alongside other women. By Mike Daemon In Afric [...]
Ex-husband of popular Nollywood actress identified in anti-gay attack

Ex-husband of popular Nollywood actress identified in anti-gay attack

The victim of a recent anti-gay blackmail attack has identified Mercy Aigbe’s ex-husband Lanre Gentry as one of the men involved in the attack at his [...]
Nigerians react as Methodists vote for same-sex marriage

Nigerians react as Methodists vote for same-sex marriage

The prelate of the Methodist church in Nigeria has condemned a decision by the British branch of the Methodist Church in favor of allowing lesbian, ga [...]
Nigerian gay reverend wants to marry but the church won’t let him

Nigerian gay reverend wants to marry but the church won’t let him

An openly gay priest from Nigeria has found himself entangled in the homophobia of the Church of England. From the African Human Rights Media Net [...]
Cameroonian TV channel promotes homophobia

Cameroonian TV channel promotes homophobia

Cameroonians like Vision 4 very much in Yaounde, where it is hailed as a new promising television media. And yet this channel has nasty and shocking w [...]
Staying safe as gay in Nigeria is hard, but here’s how to do it

Staying safe as gay in Nigeria is hard, but here’s how to do it

The Initiative for Equality Rights [TIERs] a Lagos-based Nigerian organization working to ensure LGBTIQ equality, protection and acceptance in Nigeria [...]
Three anti-gay criminals apprehended in Delta State, Nigeria

Three anti-gay criminals apprehended in Delta State, Nigeria

Three members of a group of vicious anti-gay criminals were apprehended last week at Ibusa town in Delta State, Nigeria. From the African Hum [...]
Gay Nigerian ex-priest honored for supporting asylum-seekers

Gay Nigerian ex-priest honored for supporting asylum-seekers

John Adewoye, a gay former priest from Nigeria, has received an award in recognition of his work supporting LGBTIQ African refugees who flee to the U. [...]
Survey: Nigerians are more accepting of gay people

Survey: Nigerians are more accepting of gay people

Results of a new survey show that more Nigerians are beginning to accept lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender [LGBT+] persons. From the Afri [...]
Popular music producer Don Jazzy shows support for feminine Nigerian man

Popular music producer Don Jazzy shows support for feminine Nigerian man

Popular Nigerian producer and record label owner, Don Jazzy, has surprised many on Instagram after he openly showed his support for a young effeminate [...]
Bisexual woman in Nigeria publicly stripped naked for having sex with her girlfriend

Bisexual woman in Nigeria publicly stripped naked for having sex with her girlfriend

Lady Cee [name changed for safety] a 43 year-old Nigerian woman was subjected to all manner of physical and mental abuse by her husband’s kindred afte [...]
Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

Repression of LGBT rights defenders marred the recently held session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights. From the African H [...]
Nigeria: Anglican Church ejects 2 priests for homosexuality

Nigeria: Anglican Church ejects 2 priests for homosexuality

The Anglican Church of Nigeria last week expelled two priests whom it accused of homosexuality. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

LGBT in West Africa: Arrests, lynchings, discrimination, denial

West African nations display a mix of mostly abusive responses to LGBT people, including denial that they exist, lynchings and arrests even without an [...]
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