Category: West Africa

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Blackmail, abuse, homelessness – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Blackmail, abuse, homelessness – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians continue to benefit from the support provided by vol [...]
Nigeria: New diversity prize will boost young people’s work

Nigeria: New diversity prize will boost young people’s work

To celebrate and encourage tolerance and diversity in Nigeria, a forwa [...]
Film Alert: Nigeria’s first lesbian-themed film coming your way

Film Alert: Nigeria’s first lesbian-themed film coming your way

The Nigerian LGBTIQ+ community is pumped up in expectation of an upcom [...]
Nigerian’s fund drive seeks help for LGBT asylum seekers in U.K.

Nigerian’s fund drive seeks help for LGBT asylum seekers in U.K.

A U.K-based gay Nigerian, Dan Yomi, has teamed up with U.K-based NGOs [...]
Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

An interesting new short documentary on YouTube highlights the struggl [...]
Ghana: 47% of LGBT teens engage in self-harm

Ghana: 47% of LGBT teens engage in self-harm

In Ghana. nearly half of LGBT youths engage in self-harm, a new survey [...]
Abused, outed, raped: Qtalk helps LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (2nd of a series)

Abused, outed, raped: Qtalk helps LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (2nd of a series)

Attacked, arrested, raped, outed -- LGBTIQ+ Nigerians turn to the Qtal [...]
Nigeria’s first LGBTIQ+-focused online store is here!

Nigeria’s first LGBTIQ+-focused online store is here!

Equality Hub, a Nigerian LBQ-focused non-profit, has recently launched [...]
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 a [...]
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, LG [...]
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 [...]
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 LGBTI [...]
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 t [...]
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 brok [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 adv [...]
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-righ [...]
Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Married Nigerian gay man Lucius [name changed] is afraid for his famil [...]
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 [...]
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- [...]
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 v [...]
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 threa [...]
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 [...]
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 fort [...]
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, [...]
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 ha [...]
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 minori [...]
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 [...]
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 decisio [...]
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