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.
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.
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.
For more than 10 years, the small Centre for the Integration of Courageous Living (CICLIV), a U.S.-based charity, has helped LGBT refugees who have made their way to the United States. The organization has a narrow focus — people, especially Africans, who have fled from their home countries to the United States for fear of …
A Nigerian researcher, Kehinde Okanlawon, has released a report on the experiences of gay and lesbian university students in Nigeria, detailing harassment they experienced.
Homophobic police + homophobic ex-husband = legal troubles for a Nigerian lesbian, as a woman in Lagos learned recently.
Muslim religious police in northern Nigeria’s Kano State have reportedly arrested 70 youths following accusations that they were planning to organize a gay party.