Category: West Africa

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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 [...]
Senegal: Victims of homophobia find respect inside prison walls

Senegal: Victims of homophobia find respect inside prison walls

African prisons often are hotbeds of homophobic violence, but that has [...]
Meet the Nigerian blogger who amplifies queer visibility

Meet the Nigerian blogger who amplifies queer visibility

A Nigerian blogger popularly known as Evander Bright is leveraging soc [...]
Blackmail, parents, threats – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Blackmail, parents, threats – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer couns [...]
Silence = failure when Senegal’s LGBT community is attacked

Silence = failure when Senegal’s LGBT community is attacked

This fall, Senegal learned that its human rights defenders lacked the [...]
Senegal: Activists pledge to confront Islamist homophobia

Senegal: Activists pledge to confront Islamist homophobia

LGBT rights activists in Senegal are speaking out against violently ho [...]
African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

African churches: Why preach love, then imprison gays?

Why do people who preach love every Sunday want people put in prison f [...]
Senegal: Arrest of 2 homosexuals at Great Mosque of Dakar

Senegal: Arrest of 2 homosexuals at Great Mosque of Dakar

Two suspected homosexuals were arrested Nov. 23 in the area of ​​the G [...]
#EndSARS: LGBT Nigerians get extra help to cope with crisis

#EndSARS: LGBT Nigerians get extra help to cope with crisis

More than a dozen LGBT Nigerians suffering from violence stirred up by [...]
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 [...]
13 Senegal arrestees were tortured before being released

13 Senegal arrestees were tortured before being released

Torture by police followed by the dangers of release back into Senegal [...]
Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

Senegal: Prison for 7 men arrested at supposed ‘gay wedding’

A court in Senegal imposed prison sentences Friday on seven allegedly [...]
Nigeria gets its first LGBTQ online streaming platform

Nigeria gets its first LGBTQ online streaming platform

Equality Hub, a Nigerian non-profit working to advance the rights of s [...]
You can help LGBT Nigerians crushed by #EndSARS violence

You can help LGBT Nigerians crushed by #EndSARS violence

Their jobs lost. Their shops looted. Forced to beg in order to eat. LG [...]
Senegal: Anti-gay zealots target 25 arrested men, 4 teenage girls

Senegal: Anti-gay zealots target 25 arrested men, 4 teenage girls

Senegal has intensified its repression of LGBTQ+ people amid escalatin [...]
#EndSARS Crisis: Here’s how to support LGBTIQ+ Nigerians

#EndSARS Crisis: Here’s how to support LGBTIQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians are suffering from violence and economic hardships t [...]
Good news from Senegal: 4 rescued men reach safety

Good news from Senegal: 4 rescued men reach safety

The last of 10 suspected homosexuals who were rounded up on Sept. 20 b [...]
Family, blackmail, intersex – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Family, blackmail, intersex – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians benefit from the support provided by volunteer couns [...]
Openly gay Nigerian minister Jide Macaulay now ordained a priest

Openly gay Nigerian minister Jide Macaulay now ordained a priest

U.K.-based British-Nigerian gay minister the Rev. Jide Rebirth Macaula [...]
Anti-gay violence continues in Senegal’s ‘holy city’

Anti-gay violence continues in Senegal’s ‘holy city’

Once again the gay community in Senegal's holy city of Touba is suffer [...]
French activists demand travel ban against Senegal homophobe

French activists demand travel ban against Senegal homophobe

French LGBTI activists are demanding that France and other Western Eur [...]
Gay Nigerian forced to sign affidavit renouncing homosexuality

Gay Nigerian forced to sign affidavit renouncing homosexuality

To avoid homosexuality charges, a young Nigerian man was hauled before [...]
Nigerian activist: It’s time to march against anti-LGBT bias

Nigerian activist: It’s time to march against anti-LGBT bias

Nigerian human rights activist Samuel Uchenna has suggested that it's [...]
220 LGBTIQ+ Nigerians get help surviving the pandemic

220 LGBTIQ+ Nigerians get help surviving the pandemic

Hundreds of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians got a helping hand from the Covid-19 Rel [...]
Boosting LGBTIQ rights in West Africa, one grant at a time

Boosting LGBTIQ rights in West Africa, one grant at a time

A new organization is promoting LGBTQI rights in West Africa by financ [...]
Nigerian youth wins LGBTIQ+ writing contest

Nigerian youth wins LGBTIQ+ writing contest

A Nigerian youth has been declared the winner of the Nigerian LGBTIQ+ [...]
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 [...]
Call for applications: LGBTIQ+ community support fund

Call for applications: LGBTIQ+ community support fund

The Nigerian LGBTIQ+ website NoStringsNG.com is offering emergency hel [...]
Nigerian gay model seeks fan support for nude photo project

Nigerian gay model seeks fan support for nude photo project

Award-winning international gay model Alex Gede is seeking support fro [...]
Here’s how you can support the repeal of Nigeria’s anti-gay law

Here’s how you can support the repeal of Nigeria’s anti-gay law

Out gay Nigerian youth, Mathew Blaise has launched a campaign urging t [...]
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