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.
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.
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.
An international outcry has greeted the July 30 arrest of 42 men on homosexuality charges as they partied at an anti-AIDS meeting near Lagos, Nigeria, that offered HIV counseling and testing.
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), a leading human rights NGO in Nigeria, is working on a project to document the life histories and experiences of queer men in Nigeria.
Another venturesome LGBT-themed movie has emerged from homophobic Nigeria.
A Kenyan advocacy group and a Jamaican official are pleading for improved health care for LGBT citizens, while a Nigerian organization has launched a program to make access to medical care easier for LGBT people to obtain.
A recent survey found that Nigerians have become a bit more tolerant of LGBT people.
Repeated violations of the human rights of LGBTQI Nigerians continued in 2016, according to a new report from TIERS, The Initiative for Equal Rights.
“The reality of sexuality amidst spirituality, exorcism, blackmail, and family life” The Nigerian human rights group TIERS is co-producing a short dramatic film about LGBT life, made in partnership with an award-winning local film company, Asurf Films Limited. Their movie, titled “Hell or High Water,” explores “the reality of sexuality amidst spirituality, exorcism, blackmail, and …