Tag: Lagos

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 show of same-sex amorous relationships,” which is punishable by up to 10 years [...]
‘I lost a promotion because of my sexuality’: Nigerian gay man shares

‘I lost a promotion because of my sexuality’: Nigerian gay man shares

In a sad, too-familiar tale, a Lagos-based Nigerian gay man in his mid-30s has been refused a promotion at work because of his perceived sexual orient [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

For the first time in the history of Nigeria, LGBTIQ+ human rights activists and organizations working for the advancement of LGBTIQ+ equality will be [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

47 Nigerians could get 10 years for public displays of affection

In perhaps the largest-ever court action based on Nigeria's 2014 anti-gay law, 47 Nigerian men face up to 10 years in prison for alleged public displa [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Did Bisi Alimi really organize Nigeria’s ‘first-ever’ LGBT pride?

Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi and his foundation celebrated the lives and talents of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians in a "Diversity Pride Night" in late October [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Ex-husband of popular Nollywood actress identified in anti-gay attack

The victim of a recent anti-gay blackmail attack has identified Mercy Aigbe’s ex-husband Lanre Gentry as one of the men involved in the attack at his [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Nigeria’s first lesbian documentary film is finally here

The Equality Hub, a Lagos-based Nigerian human rights non-governmental organization, has produced Nigeria's first lesbian-focused documentary film. [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

New libraries are now available for LGBTI Nigerians

LGBTI persons in Nigeria can now access two computer-equipped libraries in Lagos, thanks to The Initiatives for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigerian LGBTI [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Meet the young Nigerian who is running an LGBT inclusive clothing brand in Nigeria

Young Nigerians are becoming more innovative and daring by the day, and Raldie Young, a young Lagos-based Nigerian is one of them. From the Afric [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Nigeria: Free training in media and public speaking

The Bisi Alimi Foundation, a Nigerian LGBT diaspora organization, is currently accepting applications from LGBT persons for its free one-day media cap [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Bobrisky donates to help Lagos 57 gay suspect

One of the Lagos 57 gay suspects, Obialor James Brown, has received a cash donation of 100,000 naira (about U.S. $275) from controversial Nigerian ble [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Nigerian police seek anti-gay suspects from Black Axe cult

Nigerian police in Lagos and Enugu are reportedly looking for two anti-gay members of the violent Black Axe cult in connection with a recent kidnappin [...]
Nigeria’s first awards for LGBTIQ+ human rights activists are finally here

Does Bisi Alimi care about gay Nigerians?

By Mike Daemon Acclaimed Nigerian LGBT rights activist Bisi Alimi has made an "unapologetic" declaration to members of the Nigerian LGBT community [...]
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 [...]
Here is the face of a police officer who extorts gay people in Nigeria

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

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 [...]
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