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LGBTI Rights in Nigeria


ADDED ON: 03/06/2021

Archbishop Welby condemns Nigerian Primate’s anti-gay language

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has condemned the “unacceptable” language that the Archbishop of Nigeria, the Most Revd Henry Ndukuba, used to describe gay people (News, 2 March). In response to a statement…

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ADDED ON: 03/05/2021

LGBT practice: Civil society, NGOs back FG’s stand

The nation’s Civil Society and some Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) on Thursday added their voice against move by the USA and European to force the Federal Government to accept the practice of Lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 03/02/2021

Nigerian church to anti-gay Americans: You’re not anti-gay enough

Henry C. Ndukuba, archbishop of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, has declared there’s “no such thing as a ‘gay Christian’ “. In a statement, Ndukuba criticized the Anglican Church in North America…

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ADDED ON: 02/14/2021

Joe Biden invited to Nigeria to ‘marry a man as his second wife’ by raging homophobic bishop

The angry tirade comes after Biden vowed to advance the cause of LGBT+ rights around the world, threatening financial sanctions on regimes deemed to have infringed on the human rights of lesbian,…

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ADDED ON: 01/30/2021

Nigerian Actor Uche Maduagwu Comes Out as “Proudly Gay”

Controversial Nollywood actor Uche Maduagwu came out as “proudly gay” in a Instagram post yesterday. The actor best known off-screen for trolling fellow artists and other public figures also had some words…

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ADDED ON: 01/23/2021

Son of prominent anti-gay Nigerian politician causes internet frenzy by coming out as “Gay AF”

Bolu Okupe is the son of Dr. Doyin Okupe, a physician and politician in Nigeria, where LGBTQ rights are severely limited and same-sex relationships are outlawed. Bolu, currently in Paris, revealed on…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2021

Nigerian gay-themed film will explore homophobia’s impact

The film “Broken Rainbow” which is produced by HUG Media, a Nigerian indie-film-making outfit, will address family rejection, depression, HIV stigmatization, suicide, and homophobia — crucial issues affecting the gay community. The…

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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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