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.
A Nigerian woman accused of lesbian sex has escaped to Canada after surviving an attack by thugs who she said were sent by her ex-husband. The attack and her escape occurred after she was released from police custody following her arrest on homosexuality charges at her ex-husband’s instigation.
A Nigerian man who was deported from Canada is currently on the run from police who are hunting for him after he escaped a mob that tried to kill him because of an alleged gay affair.
Homophobic police + homophobic ex-husband = legal troubles for a Nigerian lesbian, as a woman in Lagos learned recently.
Starting tomorrow, the Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with the University of Lagos, will host the first-ever conference on diversity, inclusivity and equality in Nigeria.
Pastor Monica Pinnock, founder of Rehoboth Christian Church in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A., traveled to Nigeria recently to advise church leaders to rebuke homosexuals, describing them as “devices of the enemy.” She follows in the footsteps of many other U.S.-based anti-LGBT evangelical preachers who have fanned the flames of homophobia in Africa, including Scott Lively and …
By Colin Stewart and Mike Daemon Human rights activists in Nigeria have blasted a fear-mongering article titled “HIV epidemic looms,” which appeared in the Sun News in connection with the July 29 arrest of 40 people in the Lagos area on homosexuality charges.
Countering the intense homophobia that’s so common in Nigeria, the Nigerian on-air personality Nnamdi Nwabasili, known as N6, has revealed his feelings about homosexuality: He has no problem with gay people living their authentic lives.
By Mike Daemon and Colin Stewart Thirty Nigerian men remain behind bars awaiting a court hearing Aug. 8 on homosexuality charges.
Tom Malanga of New York wrote this poem about the 42 Nigerians arrested last weekend on homosexuality charges: 42 4 2 Four Two For Too For too long Forced to hide For too long Forbidden to love For 42, A misfortunate place For 42, Prayers for Fortitude For the rest of us Fortunately not sitting …