Africa

Nigeria survey: Progress on LGB issues, a long way to go

A recent telephone survey of 1,000 Nigerians found that young adults are more knowing and accepting of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people, but that a large majority of Nigerians remains hostile to LGB people, their rights and their relationships. The survey was conducted in response to Nigeria’s “Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law” of 2014. The … Continue reading

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Global conflict: Gay rights, repression in Africa

As pro-LGBT-rights protests and anti-LGBT initiatives continue in dozens of countries, here’s a sampling of the news and commentary about what’s going on. A quick recap of news from Africa is below.  Also see updates on the Caribbean, the furor over Russia’s anti-gay crackdown as the Sochi Olympics approaches and new pro- and anti-gay activism … Continue reading

Commentary / Europe / Faith and religion

LGBT Nigerian: ‘Religious leaders have abandoned us’

[BREAKING NEWS: Davis Mac-Iyalla reports that both the archbishops of Canterbury and York have now spoken out about Nigeria’s harsh new anti-gay law. See update.] Nigeria native and gay rights activist Davis Mac-Iyalla cares deeply about the silence of leaders of the Anglican Communion about Nigeria’s crackdown on LGBT people and its harsh new anti-gay … Continue reading

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Un échec: Les actions étrangères contre la loi anti-gay du Nigéria

Publié le 17 janvier 2014 Manifestations étrangères râtent; le Nigéria embrasse la loi anti-gaie Les protestations internationales contre la nouvelle loi anti-gaie du Nigéria ont rencontré le type de rejets qui sont maintenant la norme — que ces protestations ne sont pas pertinent, car ils viennent de l’extérieur de l’Afrique et/ou des homosexuels. «Les gais … Continue reading