Secrecy, thoughts of suicide, fears of discrimination, support from a few trusted confidantes — those have been the experiences of four gay Nigerian men who were willing to describe their lives after testing positive for HIV.
Edosa, a bisexual Nigerian man living in Sweden, is currently facing deportation by the Swedish government, which doubts his account of his sexual orientation.
Nigerian police have arrested Ralph Duro, the president of an all-male group at the University of Ado Ekiti, who apparently faces homosexuality charges stemming from an anti-gay police undercover operation.
Although Nigeria prohibits same-sex marriage and threatens same-gender-loving people with 14 years in prison, two courageous Nigerian queer women have launched “Pride Diaries,” a new podcast exploring issues that affect the lives of LGBT Nigerians.
A gay-themed Nollywood short film successfully portrays two men in a deep romantic relationship but, in the end, utterly fails to show the reality of what it means to be gay.
It was supposed to be just a friendly visit, but it turned into robbery and blackmail for Victor, as all his money was taken from him by teenagers who accused him of being gay.
People should stop thinking of gays and lesbians only in terms of sex, Nigerian human rights activist Olumide Makanjuola says. Whatever their sexual orientation, they are complete human beings whose lives do not all revolve entirely around sex, Makanjuola said in a statement published in the Nigerian Guardian newspaper and its website.
The Equality Hub, a Nigerian not-for-profit organization working to advance the rights of female sexual minorities in Nigeria, is currently accepting applications to participate in a needs assessment workshop which will be held in Abuja, Nigeria.
Collins Gideon, a Nigerian gospel minister whose naked photos were published online by blackmailers, has spoken out about how the incident affected his life. He was labeled as homosexual, disowned by his family and forced to drop out of university.
Iperfect Africa, a recently launched initiative aimed at supporting LGBTQ people in Africa, says it is helping to win the release of Africans who have been jailed because of their real or perceived sexual orientation.