Category: West Africa

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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 [...]
Cameroonian TV channel promotes homophobia

Cameroonian TV channel promotes homophobia

Cameroonians like Vision 4 very much in Yaounde, where it is hailed as [...]
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 apprehende [...]
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 [...]
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 acce [...]
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 o [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Nollywood actor Charles Awurum: God will punish gay men and Bobrisky

Nollywood actor Charles Awurum: God will punish gay men and Bobrisky

Popular Nollywood comic actor Charles Awurum has joined the pack of Ni [...]
ABANDONED: Traditional festival of male beauty in Niger

ABANDONED: Traditional festival of male beauty in Niger

The West African nation of Niger has withdrawn support for a tradition [...]
New libraries are now available for LGBTI Nigerians

New libraries are now available for LGBTI Nigerians

LGBTI persons in Nigeria can now access two computer-equipped librarie [...]
Nigerian lesbian reveals why she will marry a gay man

Nigerian lesbian reveals why she will marry a gay man

Liz, age 35, is under pressure from her family to get married but, as [...]
Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Gay bishops, not gay spouses, welcome at Anglican meeting

Several African churches are protesting the decision by the top Anglic [...]
Activist Nigerian woman worries: More gay men marry women

Activist Nigerian woman worries: More gay men marry women

A Port Harcourt-based women’s rights activist is alarmed over the rate [...]
Nigeria: Free training in media and public speaking

Nigeria: Free training in media and public speaking

The Bisi Alimi Foundation, a Nigerian LGBT diaspora organization, is c [...]
Lagos 57 gay suspect speaks about his arrest and prison time

Lagos 57 gay suspect speaks about his arrest and prison time

A new podcast takes a look at last summer's police raid on a Lagos hot [...]
Politicians’ anti-gay posturing mars Senegal election

Politicians’ anti-gay posturing mars Senegal election

Homophobic posturing is often a feature of African political campaigns [...]
Stop hating gay people, says Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh

Stop hating gay people, says Nigerian actress Tonto Dikeh

Nollywood actress Tonto Dikeh has joined the list of Nigerian celebrit [...]
Mobile counseling + social app for LGBT Nigerians

Mobile counseling + social app for LGBT Nigerians

LGBT+ Nigerians are about to get a new online mobile platform through [...]
8 shocking human rights violations suffered by gay Nigerians

8 shocking human rights violations suffered by gay Nigerians

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), through its "Human, Not Numbe [...]
Out gay Nigerian prepares online help for others

Out gay Nigerian prepares online help for others

Nigerian gay man Dan Yomi is gearing up to launch an online project th [...]
Rights of 286 LGBT Nigerians violated in 2018, report says

Rights of 286 LGBT Nigerians violated in 2018, report says

Without any protection against anti-gay discrimination in Nigerian law [...]
‘I was almost burnt alive,’ Nigerian trans woman says

‘I was almost burnt alive,’ Nigerian trans woman says

A Nigerian trans woman describes the perils of living in a society whe [...]
Here’s why Nigeria remains a hotbed of homophobia

Here’s why Nigeria remains a hotbed of homophobia

In Nigeria, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ+) per [...]
6 surprising facts about Nigeria’s anti-gay-marriage law

6 surprising facts about Nigeria’s anti-gay-marriage law

In Nigeria, LGBTQ+ persons still experience discrimination, violence [...]
Blackmailers force Nigerian student to come out to family

Blackmailers force Nigerian student to come out to family

A Nigerian student at Abia State Polytechnic was set up, blackmailed a [...]
Liberia again weighs tightening anti-gay laws

Liberia again weighs tightening anti-gay laws

Liberia legislators are considering proposals to tighten the country's [...]
Struggling Nigerian musician Waconzy turns to homophobia

Struggling Nigerian musician Waconzy turns to homophobia

Afro-soul Nigerian musician Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu, popularly known as [...]
Lesbian activist loses battle in Nigerian court

Lesbian activist loses battle in Nigerian court

A federal high court in Abuja has dismissed a suit seeking to register [...]
Smartphone maker launches anti-gay campaign in Nigeria

Smartphone maker launches anti-gay campaign in Nigeria

Infinix, one of Africa’s leading smartphone makers, is championing the [...]
Bobrisky donates to help Lagos 57 gay suspect

Bobrisky donates to help Lagos 57 gay suspect

One of the Lagos 57 gay suspects, Obialor James Brown, has received a [...]
Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

Shock for Nigerian family of student in UK: He’s gay

Two Nigerian parents are in shock after their son told them in a Whats [...]
Nigerian police seek anti-gay suspects from Black Axe cult

Nigerian police seek anti-gay suspects from Black Axe cult

Nigerian police in Lagos and Enugu are reportedly looking for two anti [...]
4 anti-gay arrests in Senegal as 2019 election approaches

4 anti-gay arrests in Senegal as 2019 election approaches

A wave of politically motivated anti-gay arrests is under way in Seneg [...]
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