Tag: Nigeria

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Nigerian singer Simi apologizes for anti-LGBT comments; all is not forgiven

Nigerian singer Simi apologizes for anti-LGBT comments; all is not forgiven

Nigerian singer Simisola Kosoko, popularly known as Simi, has apologized to the Nigerian LGBTQ+ community for her previous homophobic comments. By [...]
Call for applications: LGBTIQ+ community support fund

Call for applications: LGBTIQ+ community support fund

The Nigerian LGBTIQ+ website NoStringsNG.com is offering emergency help with food purchases for LGBTIQ+ Nigerians living in Nigeria. From t [...]
Nigerian gay model seeks fan support for nude photo project

Nigerian gay model seeks fan support for nude photo project

Award-winning international gay model Alex Gede is seeking support from his fans to allow him to create more "artistic, classic, and erotic” photos by [...]
Nigerian ex-youth pastor shares throwback of struggles with being gay

Nigerian ex-youth pastor shares throwback of struggles with being gay

Dan Yomi, who served as a youth pastor while in Nigeria, has shared a glimpse of his past struggles with his sexuality. From the African Human Ri [...]
Here’s how you can support the repeal of Nigeria’s anti-gay law

Here’s how you can support the repeal of Nigeria’s anti-gay law

Out gay Nigerian youth, Mathew Blaise has launched a campaign urging the Nigerian government to repeal the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA). [...]
‘People should expect greatness’ in film about Nigerian women in love

‘People should expect greatness’ in film about Nigerian women in love

In a NoStringsNG podcast interview, Nigerian actress Cindy Amadi defends "Ìfé", the new and trending Nollywood film about two women who fall in love w [...]
Blackmail, abuse, homelessness – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Blackmail, abuse, homelessness – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

LGBTIQ+ Nigerians continue to benefit from the support provided by volunteer counselors via the Qtalk app. (Third in a series) From the Afric [...]
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 forward-looking group of citizens has launched the Nigeria Prize for Difference and D [...]
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 upcoming lesbian-themed film. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Here’s how LGBTIQ+ Africans can celebrate Pride this year while at home

Here’s how LGBTIQ+ Africans can celebrate Pride this year while at home

Even if they're home-bound because of Covid-19, all LGBTIQ+ communities in Africa will be able to celebrate Pride this year, thanks to a group that is [...]
Nigerian musician tells why queer Nigerians can relate to him

Nigerian musician tells why queer Nigerians can relate to him

David Garland, a Nigerian musician, believes that his calls for personal authenticity, even if it breaks with social norms, should be appealing to que [...]
Homophobic Nigerian plans anti-gay, anti-lesbian protest in Akwa Ibom State

Homophobic Nigerian plans anti-gay, anti-lesbian protest in Akwa Ibom State

A Nigerian man in Akwa Ibom State is planning a protest against gays and lesbians next weekend. From the African Human Rights Media Network [...]
Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

Documentary reveals struggles of queer Nigerians abroad

An interesting new short documentary on YouTube highlights the struggles of queer Nigerian immigrants abroad. From the African Human Rights Media [...]
‘I thought dating a woman was a sin’ – Out Nigerian lesbian couple shares

‘I thought dating a woman was a sin’ – Out Nigerian lesbian couple shares

Out and proud Nigerian lesbian couple Amara and Olayinka have shared their coming out stories to inspire other LGBTQ+ Nigerians. From the African [...]
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 Qtalk counseling app for help coping with the country’s homophobia. Read their stori [...]
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 an online retail store that offers quality and affordable LGBTIQ+ customized it [...]
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 arrested him on suspicion of homosexual activity. After spending Tuesday night in [...]
Qtalk reveals the lives and struggles of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (1st of a series)

Qtalk reveals the lives and struggles of LGBTIQ+ Nigerians (1st of a series)

In Nigeria, where LGBTIQ+ persons face many struggles due to the country's homophobia, the new Qtalk app provides some relief, as the following storie [...]
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, LGBTIQ+ Nigerians have become more vulnerable. From the African Human Rights [...]
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 coronavirus, LGBTIQ+ human rights activists say. From the African Human Ri [...]
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 LGBTIQ+ vocalists, has released a new song that advocates full recognition of LGBTIQ+ [...]
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 broken lives were the outcome of August 2018's anti-gay raid on a birthday party, as [...]
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 Dan Yomi, a Nigerian gay man, surprised and delighted us then by sharing an onli [...]
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 [...]
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 advocacy group, has launched a new social and counseling mobile app for the country [...]
Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Anti-gay violence remains a danger in Africa and worldwide

Year in review: Despite signs of progress, 2019 remained a dangerous time for LGBTQ people in Africa and worldwide.   In the United S [...]
Uche Jombo’s new film has a lesson for scamsters who pretend to be gay

Uche Jombo’s new film has a lesson for scamsters who pretend to be gay

A new web series produced by super-star Nollywood actress and film producer, Uche Jombo, highlights issues relating to men pretending to be gay in ord [...]
Here’s an old short film with a Nigerian gay character worth seeing

Here’s an old short film with a Nigerian gay character worth seeing

An old short film with a gay character played by a Nigerian has a lesson for us all. It's a reminder of the importance of sometimes questioning our be [...]
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: Gay man’s secret revealed

Nigeria: Gay man’s secret revealed

Married Nigerian gay man Lucius [name changed] is afraid for his family's future now that a neighborhood phone repairman has discovered his sexual ori [...]
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 for Dan Yomi, an out U.K.-based Nigerian gay man who recently hosted an LGBTQ+ [...]
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-gay law, 47 Nigerian men face up to 10 years in prison for alleged public displa [...]
Did Bisi Alimi really organize Nigeria’s ‘first-ever’ LGBT pride?

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 [...]
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 very many people are comfortable with talking positively about it. From [...]
‘I thought I had conquered my gay side’: Nigerian gay model on marrying a woman

‘I thought I had conquered my gay side’: Nigerian gay model on marrying a woman

International Nigerian gay professional model Alex Gede has released a new video addressing questions from people about his sexuality and marriage to [...]
Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist nominated for the first Mary Chirwa Award

Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist nominated for the first Mary Chirwa Award

Nigerian LGBTIQ+ activist Pamela Adie has been shortlisted to receive the first Mary Chirwa Award for courageous leadership. From the African Hum [...]
‘It messed me up big time’: Nigerian youth shares homophobic experiences

‘It messed me up big time’: Nigerian youth shares homophobic experiences

Openly gay Nigerian student Matthew Blaise has shared some of the homophobic slurs and attacks he has experienced at school. From the African H [...]
U.S. lesbian ex-footballer trains Nigerian girls to combat sex trafficking

U.S. lesbian ex-footballer trains Nigerian girls to combat sex trafficking

Retired American lesbian soccer player Joanna Lohman has traveled to  Nigeria to train girls on how to combat sex trafficking -- using sports. Fr [...]
‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

‘It is scary’: Fashion writer Vincent Desmond on being queer, out and Nigerian

Nigerian fashion writer and editor Vincent Desmond has shared his experience living as an openly queer person in Nigeria. By Mike Daemon Nig [...]
Anti-gay Nigerian protesters demand harsher laws against LGBTIQ+ people

Anti-gay Nigerian protesters demand harsher laws against LGBTIQ+ people

Homophobic Nigerian youths and officials protested this week to demand harsher laws and a crackdown on LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. From the Africa [...]
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 release of a new film that people believe has captured the true experience of l [...]
A sign of progress in Nigeria: Gay sibling is invited to family event

A sign of progress in Nigeria: Gay sibling is invited to family event

Dan Yomi, a widely known and openly gay Nigerian, is elated that his brother has shown signs of acceptance -- Dan and his boyfriend were recently invi [...]
Here’s a newsletter every Nigerian lesbian, bisexual and queer woman should read

Here’s a newsletter every Nigerian lesbian, bisexual and queer woman should read

With the country’s anti-gay law and Nigeria’s homophobia, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or queer in Nigeria can be truly frustrating and h [...]
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, has been arrested by the Nigeria police in Port Harcourt whilst trying to black [...]
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 beauty pageant in Ghana alongside other women. By Mike Daemon In Afric [...]
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 decision by the British branch of the Methodist Church in favor of allowing lesbian, ga [...]
Nigerian gay reverend wants to marry but the church won’t let him

Nigerian gay reverend wants to marry but the church won’t let him

An openly gay priest from Nigeria has found himself entangled in the homophobia of the Church of England. From the African Human Rights Media Net [...]
Staying safe as gay in Nigeria is hard, but here’s how to do it

Staying safe as gay in Nigeria is hard, but here’s how to do it

The Initiative for Equality Rights [TIERs] a Lagos-based Nigerian organization working to ensure LGBTIQ equality, protection and acceptance in Nigeria [...]
Nigeria’s first lesbian documentary film is 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. [...]
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