Category: West Africa

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‘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 where trans people suffer discrimination, violence and even death. From the [...]
Will gay Nigerians ever be free to openly live their authentic lives?

Will gay Nigerians ever be free to openly live their authentic lives?

It's time to evaluate the successes and failures of LGBT rights strategies in Nigeria. From the African Human Rights Media Network By [...]
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+) persons continue to suffer persecution and extreme violence. The reason is the nati [...]
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 and even death -- human rights abuses that are largely fueled by the harsh homo [...]
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 and forced to come out to his family following threats from the blackmailers. [...]
Liberia again weighs tightening anti-gay laws

Liberia again weighs tightening anti-gay laws

Liberia legislators are considering proposals to tighten the country's laws against same-sex intimacy. The bill would make same-sex marriag [...]
Struggling Nigerian musician Waconzy turns to homophobia

Struggling Nigerian musician Waconzy turns to homophobia

Afro-soul Nigerian musician Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu, popularly known as Waconcy, is trying to revive his musical career by promoting homophobia. He has [...]
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 a lesbian advocacy organization in Nigeria. Lesbian activist Pam [...]
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 fight against homosexuality and lesbianism in Nigeria. The China-based [...]
Bisi Alimi threatens to sue Nigerian gay blog for defamation

Bisi Alimi threatens to sue Nigerian gay blog for defamation

By Mike Daemon UK-based Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi has vowed to sue a Nigerian blogger for publishing and refusing to delete readers' claims [...]
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