Category: West Africa

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Nigerian activist aims to take down anti-gay law

Nigerian activist aims to take down anti-gay law

Nigerian LGBT rights activist Edafe Okporo is set to push for the repeal of the country’s anti-gay law. Okporo, who now resides in the U.S af [...]
Why I cross-dress. Onyx explains on Nigerian TV

Why I cross-dress. Onyx explains on Nigerian TV

Cross-dressing is frowned upon and condemned as taboo by many Africans even though historically it’s deeply rooted in African culture. But Ni [...]
Nigeria: Port Harcourt man ID’d as anti-gay blackmailer

Nigeria: Port Harcourt man ID’d as anti-gay blackmailer

A series of victims have identified a Port Harcourt-based young man as the person who extorted money out of them through anti-gay blackmail. Th [...]
Nigerian presidential aspirant Donald Duke admits he’s homophobic

Nigerian presidential aspirant Donald Duke admits he’s homophobic

By Mike Daemon Presidential aspirant Donald Duke vows to continue the persecution of LGBTI Nigerians if elected president in 2019.   [...]
Here is the face of a police officer who extorts gay people in Nigeria

Here is the face of a police officer who extorts gay people in Nigeria

In Nigeria, police officers have gone into the business of extortion and blackmail, targeting gay men as their victims. Several cases recentl [...]
Gay teen’s mom foils anti-gay blackmail plot

Gay teen’s mom foils anti-gay blackmail plot

Blackmail plans went awry for an anti-gay gang in Nigeria when they targeted a gay teenager in Port Harcourt. To their surprise, they learned that the [...]
65 places to avoid, 11 steps to take if you are gay in Nigeria

65 places to avoid, 11 steps to take if you are gay in Nigeria

Here's a quick guide to avoiding the blackmail, extortion and other violent crimes that so often target LGBT people  in Nigeria. These crimes are [...]
Fear disrupts birthday party hosted by gay man in Lagos

Fear disrupts birthday party hosted by gay man in Lagos

A birthday party the a gay man organized July 22 in Lagos Island did not end as planned: Anti-gay threats fueled tension and fear among the party-goer [...]
‘Make Nigeria Gay Again’ animated video explains Nigeria’s anti-gay law

‘Make Nigeria Gay Again’ animated video explains Nigeria’s anti-gay law

A digital media group in Nigeria has released an animated video that explains the country's Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law and the damage it does. [...]
Nigeria: 100+ youths face homosexuality charges in court

Nigeria: 100+ youths face homosexuality charges in court

Over 100 young persons who were arrested in Asaba, Nigeria, and alleged to be gays and lesbians are now facing homosexuality-related charges in court. [...]
Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigerian police have arrested more than 100 party-goers at a hotel in Asaba, Delta State, on charges that they are gays and lesbians. The incid [...]
Nigeria’s first LGBT-focused talk show is here!

Nigeria’s first LGBT-focused talk show is here!

Two Nigerians, Chijioke Okoli and Cisi Eze, popularly known as CJ and Cisi, have banded together to launch a radio show that will explore issues relat [...]
Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

The rights of sexual minorities in Nigeria are increasingly at risk, as the LGBT community remains a frequent target for politicians seeking favor wit [...]
Nigerians take to the streets to protest LGBTI killings

Nigerians take to the streets to protest LGBTI killings

A group of brave Nigerians took to the street yesterday to say enough is enough to the endless persecution and numerous unjust killings of LGBTI Niger [...]
IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

Celebrations, awards and inspiring statements marked today's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia in many countries, although opponent [...]
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 of the Week by launching a gay-hunting expedition that raided a bar and a movie [...]
Nigeria: Man facing homosexuality charges languishes in prison

Nigeria: Man facing homosexuality charges languishes in prison

Sick and abandoned, a 26-year-old Nigerian man has been locked up in a cell for the past nine months without trial. He was arrested in August at a par [...]
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 of the Week Award for deciding to continue whippings as a punishment for gay sex [...]
2 boys in love: Nigerian activists, moviemakers join forces for film

2 boys in love: Nigerian activists, moviemakers join forces for film

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigerian human rights group, has collaborated with Nollywood for an LGBT-themed film about two boys who fal [...]
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