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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 Nigerian celebrities who give their popularity a cheap boost by bad-mouthing homos [...]
Linda Ikeji and Charly Boy are characters in new book about homosexuality?

Linda Ikeji and Charly Boy are characters in new book about homosexuality?

A new fiction book that mirrors LGBT life in Nigeria seemingly highlights Nigerian celebrities Charly Boy and Linda Ikeji as two powerful fictional ch [...]
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 libraries in Lagos, thanks to The Initiatives for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigerian LGBTI [...]
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 a lesbian, that's a problem for her. Here she explains how she plans to get by i [...]
Meet the young Nigerian who is running an LGBT inclusive clothing brand in Nigeria

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 [...]
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 Anglican archbishop to invite gay bishops to an upcoming worldwide gathering of the ch [...]
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 at which gay men are deceiving heterosexual women into marriages to hide their [...]
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 currently accepting applications from LGBT persons for its free one-day media cap [...]
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 hotel where about 57 young men were arrested on homosexuality charges, an allegatio [...]
[Video] Gay Nigerian reveals why he came out to his family on WhatsApp

[Video] Gay Nigerian reveals why he came out to his family on WhatsApp

Nigerian LGBTI rights activist Dan Yomi has released the first part of his anticipated video series about how he came out to his family on WhatsApp an [...]
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 celebrities condemning anti-gay discrimination and violence. From the African Hum [...]
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 which they can connect, chat and get help from LGBT-friendly professionals acros [...]
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 Number" advocacy project, has highlighted eight shocking cases of human rights violat [...]
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 that he hopes will help other gay people deal with issues relating to their sexual [...]
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, LGBTI Nigerians continue to suffer human rights violations based on their real [...]
‘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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
Coming Dec. 13: Nigerian conference on rights, sexuality, law

Coming Dec. 13: Nigerian conference on rights, sexuality, law

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is all set to host the fourth edition of its annual symposium on Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. 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 cash donation of 100,000 naira (about U.S. $275) from controversial Nigerian ble [...]
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 WhatsApp conversation that he is gay. The young man, Dan Yomi, is currently a student [...]
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-gay members of the violent Black Axe cult in connection with a recent kidnappin [...]
Campaign: Block Nigerian hate preacher’s trip to Canada

Campaign: Block Nigerian hate preacher’s trip to Canada

Activists have launched a campaign to stop homophobic Nigerian hate preacher Suleman Johnson from spreading his homophobic sermons to Canada. [...]
Does Bisi Alimi care about gay Nigerians?

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 [...]
Nigerian activist aims to take down anti-gay law

Nigerian activist aims to take down anti-gay law

Nigerian LGBT rights activist Edafe Okporo is set to push for the repeal of the country’s anti-gay law. Okporo, who now resides in the U.S af [...]
Why I cross-dress. Onyx explains on Nigerian TV

Why I cross-dress. Onyx explains on Nigerian TV

Cross-dressing is frowned upon and condemned as taboo by many Africans even though historically it’s deeply rooted in African culture. But Ni [...]
Nigeria: Port Harcourt man ID’d as anti-gay blackmailer

Nigeria: Port Harcourt man ID’d as anti-gay blackmailer

A series of victims have identified a Port Harcourt-based young man as the person who extorted money out of them through anti-gay blackmail. Th [...]
Nigerian presidential aspirant Donald Duke admits he’s homophobic

Nigerian presidential aspirant Donald Duke admits he’s homophobic

By Mike Daemon Presidential aspirant Donald Duke vows to continue the persecution of LGBTI Nigerians if elected president in 2019.   [...]
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 [...]
Gay teen’s mom foils anti-gay blackmail plot

Gay teen’s mom foils anti-gay blackmail plot

Blackmail plans went awry for an anti-gay gang in Nigeria when they targeted a gay teenager in Port Harcourt. To their surprise, they learned that the [...]
65 places to avoid, 11 steps to take if you are gay in Nigeria

65 places to avoid, 11 steps to take if you are gay in Nigeria

Here's a quick guide to avoiding the blackmail, extortion and other violent crimes that so often target LGBT people  in Nigeria. These crimes are [...]
Fear disrupts birthday party hosted by gay man in Lagos

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 [...]
‘Make Nigeria Gay Again’ animated video explains Nigeria’s anti-gay law

‘Make Nigeria Gay Again’ animated video explains Nigeria’s anti-gay law

A digital media group in Nigeria has released an animated video that explains the country's Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law and the damage it does. [...]
Nigeria: 100+ youths face homosexuality charges in court

Nigeria: 100+ youths face homosexuality charges in court

Over 100 young persons who were arrested in Asaba, Nigeria, and alleged to be gays and lesbians are now facing homosexuality-related charges in court. [...]
Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigeria: Police arrest over 100 alleged gay and lesbians

Nigerian police have arrested more than 100 party-goers at a hotel in Asaba, Delta State, on charges that they are gays and lesbians. The incid [...]
Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

Nigeria: Benue State legislators pass anti-gay bill

The rights of sexual minorities in Nigeria are increasingly at risk, as the LGBT community remains a frequent target for politicians seeking favor wit [...]
Nigerians take to the streets to protest LGBTI killings

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 [...]
Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Homophobes of the Week: Cameroon’s baton-swinging police

Gendarmes in Cameroon won the dishonor of being selected as Homophobes of the Week by launching a gay-hunting expedition that raided a bar and a movie [...]
Nigeria: Man facing homosexuality charges languishes in prison

Nigeria: Man facing homosexuality charges languishes in prison

Sick and abandoned, a 26-year-old Nigerian man has been locked up in a cell for the past nine months without trial. He was arrested in August at a par [...]
Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Homophobe of the Week: whipping advocate Irwandi Yusuf

Indonesian politician Irwandi Yusuf is the recipient of the Homophobe of the Week Award for deciding to continue whippings as a punishment for gay sex [...]
2 boys in love: Nigerian activists, moviemakers join forces for film

2 boys in love: Nigerian activists, moviemakers join forces for film

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a Nigerian human rights group, has collaborated with Nollywood for an LGBT-themed film about two boys who fal [...]
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