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LGBTI Rights in Nigeria


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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ADDED ON: 07/18/2022

Survey notes mixed levels of LGBTQ, intersex rights support among young Africans

A recent survey by the South Africa-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation that gauged the level of LGBTQ and intersex tolerance on the continent has received mixed reactions from some of Africa’s advocacy groups. The…

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ADDED ON: 07/10/2022

Nigerian actor Uche Maduagwu arrested after bravely coming out as gay: ‘I will forever remain gay’

Popular Nigerian social media personality Uche Maduagwu, who previously denied he was gay, has bravely come out in a candid post on Instagram. Maduagwu was riled to come out in response to…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

What it was like to attend Nigeria’s first-ever Pride event.

There aren’t many spaces in Lagos where queer people can congregate safely, watch drag performances, listen to queer artists perform, or watch a voguing competition. In 2014, the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act…

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ADDED ON: 06/28/2022

LGBTQ+ Nigerians Are Celebrating Pride Month in Defiance of Anti-Gay Law.

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel knows first-hand how tough life is for people who are openly gay in Nigeria, where LGBTQ+ relationships and even same-sex displays of affection are illegal. Last year, he was…

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ADDED ON: 06/24/2022

Should queer Nigerians celebrate LGBTQ Pride Month?

Each year, the month of June is marked as “Pride Month”, a time when LGBTQ people all over the world partake in Pride marches and attend events — all aimed at bolstering…

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