Nigeria

LGBTI Rights in Nigeria


ADDED ON: 01/28/2023

Cameroonian transgender activist arrives in Belgium after receiving asylum

A transgender activist from Cameroon has arrived in Belgium, where she was given asylum. Despite suffering violent attacks, she had to spend over a year in exile in Nigeria while her claim…

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ADDED ON: 01/01/2023

Archbishop Hezekiah warns world leaders against promoting LGBT, abortion

The Founder and Archbishop of Living Christ Mission Inc Church, Prof Daddy Hezekiah, has warned the international community to desist from the promotion of abominable, immoral and very unnatural LGBT practices, reckless…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2022

19 arrested after police raid same-sex wedding in Nigeria

The Islamic police force, known as Hisbah, recently raided a same-sex wedding in northern Nigeria and arrested 19 people for attending. In the virulently anti-LGBTQ+ country, homosexuality is illegal based on both…

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ADDED ON: 11/15/2022

Lagos Shelter Brings Rare Respite For Nigeria’s LGBT+

When Muna and Mary moved in together in Nigeria's Anambra state, they thought they were starting a new life. But that dream quickly became a nightmare for the trans man and his…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2022

Government urged to stop discrimination against intersex people

Worried about stigmatisation and discrimination against intersex persons in society, the Centre for Healthcare Development and Youth Empowerment, (Intersex Nigeria) has called on the government to intervene with policies and programmes to…

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ADDED ON: 09/28/2022

Nigeria’s Queer Population is Facing an Impossible Decision

Two years ago, during the Endsars peaceful protests in Nigeria, the younger generation did something that shocked the whole country and Nigerians everywhere. They walked and worked in unity and in peace,…

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ADDED ON: 08/13/2022

Nigerian police investigating gay dating app scam could prosecute victims

Police in Nigeria have urged users of a gay dating app who may have been scammed to come forward – but has so far refused to give victims amnesty from anti-gay laws.…

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ADDED ON: 08/09/2022

Nigeria Won’t Guarantee Amnesty for Victims of Gay Dating App Scam

On Sunday, July 31, six men were arrested in Nigeria’s central state of Nasarawa after being caught extorting thousands of dollars from closeted gay men as part of an elaborate blackmail scheme.…

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ADDED ON: 08/05/2022

No Nigeria amnesty guarantees for gay dating app victims

Police in Nigeria have urged victims of a same-sex dating app scam to come forward to give evidence. But they have refused to offer them the assurance of an amnesty in a…

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ADDED ON: 08/04/2022

The Nigerians worried about a bill to outlaw cross-dressing

Trans women and men and non-binary people in Nigeria are nervously eyeing a parliamentary proposal that seeks to criminalise cross-dressing. It aims to amend the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act (SSMPA) and defines…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

LGBTQ+ Nigerians fear violence after sharia court death sentence

By Pelumi Salako - ILORIN, Nigeria, July 18 (Openly) - A Nigerian sharia court's decision to sentence three men to death by stoning for homosexual acts could trigger similar cases in the country's…

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ADDED ON: 07/21/2022

Three strategies to survive being LGBTIQ+ in Nigeria

Nigeria’s discriminatory laws against LGBTQI+ people continue to have a huge negative impact on the lives of LGBTIQ+ folks living in the country. LGBTQI+ people are subjected to various human rights violations solely…

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