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U.S.-based church votes to support LGBTI Africans

A progressive U.S.-based church has voted to promote fair treatment for LGBTI people in Africa, especially in countries with strong anti-gay Anglican churches such as Nigeria, Uganda and Kenya. The LGBTI-friendly Episcopal Church, which approved same-sex wedding ceremonies earlier this … Continue reading

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Church turmoil: U.S. supports, Nigeria hates same-sex vows

The anti-gay Church of Nigeria has distanced itself from a Nigerian archbishop because he opposes a Nigerian law that provides a 14-year prison sentence for anyone entering into a same-sex marriage. In response, Nigerian activist Davis Mac-Iyalla called on the … Continue reading

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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. … Continue reading

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Nigerian film maker: ‘Yes! You can be an LGBTIQ Christian’

“Yes! You can be an LGBTIQ Christian,” says Elizabeth Funke Obisanya on a No Strings podcast. No Strings, which provides a voice for LGBT Nigerians, interviewed her about faith and sexuality, including her personal experiences as an LGBTIQ minister and … Continue reading

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Nigerian podcast: I was outed, jailed, bailed, shunned

In one of the latest episodes of the No Strings podcast,  a young gay man discusses what happened after he was suddenly and dramatically outed. His story comes from No Strings, which provides a voice for LGBT Nigerians who are … Continue reading

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Hate, gender non-conformity: Topics of Nigerian podcast

“I am one of those people who can say that I am in-between worlds, somebody who stands within the binary of genders.” So says Seyi Adebanjo, a queer, gender-non-conforming Nigerian, on the No Strings podcast, which is a voice for … Continue reading

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Global LGBTI activists will meet, seek support in Berlin

Twenty LGBTI activists from around the world are scheduled to gather in Berlin, Germany, next week to develop strategies and seek support from 100 mostly Western business leaders and from each other. The activists were selected to appear June 11 … Continue reading

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