Nigeria’s anti-gay law boosts anti-LGBT extortion, violence
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Nigeria’s anti-gay law boosts anti-LGBT extortion, violence

Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013 (SSMPA) has made a bad situation much worse for Nigeria’s beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report. The law has led to an increase in extortion and violence against LGBT people and imposed restrictions on nongovernmental organizations providing essential services … Continue reading

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Cheers and praise for victory in Nigerian court

Congratulations,  thanks and cheers are pouring in for Nigerian LGBTI rights activist Ifeanyi Orazulike and his attorney, Mike Enahoro Ebah, who won a lawsuit against Nigerian police for violating Orazulike’s constitutional rights by arresting and detaining him in 2014. No charges were filed against him. The Federal High Court ordered Nigerian police to apologize publicly … Continue reading

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3 months in Nigerian jail for mistaken gay sex, or rape?

Little-known Nigerian actor Bestwood Chukwuemeka was sentenced today to three months in prison for homosexual sex. However, news coverage of his case by Premium Times, Igboist, Identity Kenya and others  contain apparent contradictions that remain unexplained. When Chukwuemeka, 28, was arrested in August, 9jaLife and other online news outlets reported that he was accused rape.   … Continue reading