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LGBTI Rights in Nigeria


ADDED ON: 11/26/2020

#EndSARS: LGBT Nigerians get extra help to cope with crisis

More than a dozen LGBT Nigerians suffering from violence stirred up by #EndSARS protests have benefited from an emergency community relief program run by the LGBTIQ+ advocacy site NoStringsNG. The program provided…

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ADDED ON: 11/24/2020

Slander, HIV, bias at work – Qtalk helps LGBTQ+ Nigerians

Kola, a Lagos-based gay man, is deeply worried because his photograph ended up on a popular Facebook page along with accusations that he is an anti-gay blackmailer. In his message to a…

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ADDED ON: 11/22/2020

Nigeria’s First Lesbian Film Courts Controversy Ahead of Online Debut

"Ife" is a love story, pure and simple, the film's producer said. The title is taken from the word for "love" in the Yoruba language of Nigeria. But this love story between…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2020

#EndSARS is a huge moment in Nigeria’s queer history

If there is one thing that unites a lot of Nigerians, it is hatred toward queer people. Religion is the basis for a good amount of this. Homophobic Nigerians are quick to…

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ADDED ON: 11/02/2020

Nigeria’s first LGBTQ online streaming platform launches

With the country’s anti-gay laws in place, pro-LGBT media contents especially films, are often censored and banned, making it difficult for members of the community to see their realities mirrored on screen.…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2020

UK government finally admits it trained and equipped Nigeria’s homophobic SARS unit

The Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) has a long record of horrifying abuses, including the routine intimidation, harassment and attacks of peaceful protesters. It has also been accused by Amnesty International of torture,…

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ADDED ON: 10/28/2020

Nigerian judge throws out case against 47 men facing homosexuality charge

A judge in a Nigerian court on Tuesday threw out a case against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of same sex, ending what had widely been seen…

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ADDED ON: 10/23/2020

Photos Capture Striking Moments of Nigeria’s #EndSARS Protests

Over the past few weeks, Nigeria has been rocked by mass protests against continued police brutality in the country. Nigerian youth have called upon President Muhammadu Buhari and his government to disband…

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Olubiyi Sanders – ISHRAI, Nigeria

Olubiyi Sanders is the executive director of Improved Sexual Health and Rights Advocacy Initiative (ISHRAI), an organization focused on providing exemplary health services for all in Lagos, Nigeria. In this conversation, Olubiyi…

ADDED ON: 10/13/2020

Queer Nigerians Are Being Beaten by SARS — I’m Trying to End That

Matthew Blaise is an LGBTQ+ activist in Nigeria who has been on the front lines of the #End SARS protests and has suffered abuse by SARS officers due to his queerness. He…

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ADDED ON: 10/12/2020

How young, queer Nigerians use Twitter to shape identity and fight homophobia

Nigeria continues to be largely homophobic, mainly as a result of cultural and religious conventions. Negative perceptions of homosexuality led to the criminalisation of same-sex relations in 2014. The Nigerian environment is…

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ADDED ON: 10/09/2020

Nigeria is getting its first LGBT job fair

The event, scheduled for Nov. 28, is being organized by the Bisi Alimi Foundation, a diaspora LGBTIQ+ organization working to accelerate social acceptance of LGBTIQ+ people in Nigeria. According to the organization,…

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