Category: West Africa

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Acid attack, abuse, HIV, marriage: Qtalk counselors can help

Acid attack, abuse, HIV, marriage: Qtalk counselors can help

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counse [...]
Coming out as gay to my mother brought us closer: Nigerian writer

Coming out as gay to my mother brought us closer: Nigerian writer

Nigerian writer and activist Chisom Peter is excited about how things [...]
Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Introducing 7 African LGBTQ+ activists working for change

Vogue Magazine published an article last month profiling seven outstan [...]
Praise for Lil Nas X from gay activist Nigerian priest

Praise for Lil Nas X from gay activist Nigerian priest

Christian critics of singer Lil Nas X should realize that he speaks fo [...]
Two desperate Cameroon refugees’ dangerous trek toward Europe

Two desperate Cameroon refugees’ dangerous trek toward Europe

By the hundreds, gay refugees travel north each year from West and Cen [...]
UN human rights experts oppose Ghana anti-LGBTQ bill

UN human rights experts oppose Ghana anti-LGBTQ bill

Opponents of Ghana's harsh anti-LGBTQ proposal have gained new allies [...]
Ghana’s first openly trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana’s first openly trans musician fights homophobia with song

Ghana’s first openly transgender musician has released a song to boost [...]
Qtalk advice about coming out, abortion, HIV, blackmail and betrayal

Qtalk advice about coming out, abortion, HIV, blackmail and betrayal

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counse [...]
Ghana court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

Ghana court drops case against 21 LGBT+ activists

A court in Ghana dismissed the case against 21 LGBT+ activists, ruling [...]
Audition: New queer music competition launches in Nigeria

Audition: New queer music competition launches in Nigeria

A Nigerian record label has just launched a new music talent competiti [...]
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 [...]
Anti-gay bill reaches Ghana parliament, boosted by speaker

Anti-gay bill reaches Ghana parliament, boosted by speaker

The speaker of Ghana's parliament has predicted that Ghana will enact [...]
Award-winning Nigerian LGBT-themed film debuts online

Award-winning Nigerian LGBT-themed film debuts online

Nigerian LGBT-themed film Broken Rainbow is now available to stream on [...]
Nigerian teenager launches an LGBT-inclusive fashion brand

Nigerian teenager launches an LGBT-inclusive fashion brand

Daniel Kunke, a 19-year old Nigerian college student, speaks about why [...]
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 [...]
After 3-week delay, Ghana releases 21 human rights defenders

After 3-week delay, Ghana releases 21 human rights defenders

After three weeks of detention without trial, a High Court in Ghana gr [...]
Senegal: Anti-gay protesters blame Masons, seek harsher laws

Senegal: Anti-gay protesters blame Masons, seek harsher laws

Anti-gay protesters assembled May 23 in Dakar, Senegal, to burn a [...]
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 [...]
Ghana protest: 21 people arrested at LGBTQI rights training session

Ghana protest: 21 people arrested at LGBTQI rights training session

LGBTQI rights activists are calling for the release of 21 people arres [...]
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 [...]
In hiding, Ghana’s queer activists keep up the fight

In hiding, Ghana’s queer activists keep up the fight

Despite having to flee after the state raided their offices, members o [...]
Life after prison: Young gay Nigerian struggles to adjust

Life after prison: Young gay Nigerian struggles to adjust

A gay young Nigerian man, Adebayo, is having a hard time coping with l [...]
Ghana counselors see business opportunity in anti-gay uproar

Ghana counselors see business opportunity in anti-gay uproar

Some anti-gay counselors and psychologists in Ghana have decided that [...]
Leader of Ghana parliament vows passage of strict anti-LGBTQI bill

Leader of Ghana parliament vows passage of strict anti-LGBTQI bill

The Speaker of Ghana's Parliament declared today (Monday) that parliam [...]
Heterosexual Nigerian women speak out about being married to gay men

Heterosexual Nigerian women speak out about being married to gay men

Five heterosexual Nigerian women reveal the pressures and disappointme [...]
Gay Nigerian teenager gets a new home after being rejected by family

Gay Nigerian teenager gets a new home after being rejected by family

Nigerian gay teenager Bright* is excited about resettling in a new cit [...]
LGBTQ+ Rights Ghana appeals for help from President Akufo-Addo

LGBTQ+ Rights Ghana appeals for help from President Akufo-Addo

The advocacy group LGBT+ Rights Ghana yesterday appealed to Ghanaian P [...]
Archbishop rebukes archbishop: God loves gay Christians

Archbishop rebukes archbishop: God loves gay Christians

The leader of the worldwide Anglican Communion of Christian churches h [...]
Senegal: Homophobic attack No. 7 sends LGBTI activist to hospital

Senegal: Homophobic attack No. 7 sends LGBTI activist to hospital

Djamil Bangoura, founder of the Senegalese LGBTI advocacy group Pruden [...]
Please help save Nigerian LGBTIQ+ online counseling app

Please help save Nigerian LGBTIQ+ online counseling app

Qtalk, an online counseling and social app serving thousands of LGBTIQ [...]
Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

The homophobic Church of Nigeria has scolded its American allies for " [...]
Ghana: Police raid LGBT+ center; activists call for boycott

Ghana: Police raid LGBT+ center; activists call for boycott

After police raided Ghana's new LGBT+ center on Wednesday, gay-rights [...]
New LGBT+ center triggers holy war of words in Ghana

New LGBT+ center triggers holy war of words in Ghana

The opening of an LGBTQ+ safe house and advocacy office in Ghana has s [...]
Ghana: LGBT+ safe house opens; anti-gay crusader in a rage

Ghana: LGBT+ safe house opens; anti-gay crusader in a rage

As the advocacy group LGBT+ Rights Ghana celebrates the opening of a n [...]
Sex video, parents, violence – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Sex video, parents, violence – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer counse [...]
‘Proudly Gay’ – Popular Nollywood actor comes out as gay

‘Proudly Gay’ – Popular Nollywood actor comes out as gay

Uche Maduagwu, a Nollywood Nigerian actor, recently came out as gay -- [...]
Nigerian gay-themed film will explore homophobia’s impact

Nigerian gay-themed film will explore homophobia’s impact

Gay Nigerians are excitedly anticipating the release of a new Nigerian [...]
Nigeria is about to get its first trans beauty pageant

Nigeria is about to get its first trans beauty pageant

A group of trans women and activists are set to launch what will be Ni [...]
Nigerian gay YouTuber shares his coming out experience

Nigerian gay YouTuber shares his coming out experience

YouTube celebrity and gay advocate Vicwonder got a boost from a GoFund [...]
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