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LGBTI Rights in Nigeria


ADDED ON: 07/08/2020

Nigerian’s First LGBTQ Movie, ‘Ife’, Set for Release

A Nigerian LGBTQ right advocate, Pamela Adie, is set to release the first-ever pro-lesbian movie in Nigeria titled 'Ife'. The story revolves around two lesbian partners, Ife and Adaora, who fell in…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

With blackmail list, gay men in Ghana fight conmen posing as lovers

As Benson walked across the street towards his date in Ghana’s capital, Accra, he saw something was wrong - it was not the man he had been messaging on the popular gay…

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ADDED ON: 04/30/2020

Gay in Nigeria: The Stark Reality For LGBT People In The West Africa Country

Michael Ighodaro was attacked by homophobes in his home city of Abuja when he was waiting for a taxi outside his friend's home. His attackers stormed up behind the LGBT activist, hurled…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2020

How LGBTIQ+ Nigerians are coping with COVID-19 pandemic

In late February, Nigeria recorded its first confirmed case of the virus when an Italian man working in Lagos tested positive, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) reported. Last month after…

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ADDED ON: 03/31/2020

Nigerian music group releases new pro-LGBT song

The Christians On Diverse Energy (The CODE), a group of Nigerian LGBTIQ+ vocalists, has released a new song that advocates full recognition of LGBTIQ+ human rights and equality in Nigeria. The new…

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ADDED ON: 03/25/2020

Mogadishu’s refugees ‘waiting for death’ as Covid-19 reaches Somalia

In the Nabadoon camp on the outskirts of Mogadishu, Asho Abdullahi Hassan, a 40-year-old mother of seven, has heard about the coronavirus on the radio. “I am very scared about this deadly…

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ADDED ON: 03/17/2020

Nigerian Sun is issuing strange warnings about ‘homosexuals’

The Sun newspaper in Nigeria has published a diatribe on the rise of sadistic and hard-working “criminals”. Nigeria is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for LGBT + people.…

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ADDED ON: 03/10/2020

Africa’s policies hold key to LGBT rights on the continent: here’s how

Questions of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression have continued to divide opinion across the globe. This is primarily driven by legal, cultural and religious beliefs and interpretations. In Africa, colonial-heritage…

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ADDED ON: 02/25/2020

A Police Raid, Viral Videos and the Broken Lives of Nigerian Gay Law Suspects

The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck into the glare of a sunny courtyard and a phalanx of cameras. Some clutched another's hand, as if for…

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ADDED ON: 02/22/2020

Gay Nigerian’s achievement: a passionate public kiss

Yomi, who is currently based in the UK, came out to his family sometime early last year on Whatsapp. Since then, he and his boyfriend moved in together and have been living…

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ADDED ON: 02/07/2020

Witness no-show causes new delay in Lagos homosexuality case

The trial of 47 Nigerian men charged with homosexuality, punishable by 14 years in jail in the West African country, stalled again on Wednesday as their accusers failed to produce a witness.…

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ADDED ON: 02/05/2020

Nigerian court adjourns case of 47 men charged under homosexuality law

After months of delays, Nigerian prosecutors began presenting their evidence against 47 men charged with public displays of affection with members of the same sex, but asked for an adjournment after calling…

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