Tag Archives: Nigeria

Human rights overview: Anti-gay backlash, but progress too

In many of the 76-plus countries with anti-gay laws, LGBTI people have recently experienced a backlash from anti-LGBTI forces, even while the fight for LGBTI rights continues. But Ken Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch, says that it’s important not … Continue reading

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Seethingly angry at anti-gay distortions of Christian teachings

The Rev. Colin Coward, MBE, director of Changing Attitude England, writes on Facebook: I feel incredibly angry today. I’ve been chatting for the last hour and a half with a gay Nigerian friend, a quiet, thoughtful, stable young man who … Continue reading

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New anti-gay bill in Uganda; 25 reported arrests in Nigeria

Breaking news Uganda’s new anti-gay bill BuzzFeed reports that anti-gay legislators in Uganda have drafted a potential replacement for the overturned Anti-Homosexuality Act: A committee comprising leading members of Uganda’s ruling party have prepared a new draft of legislation targeting … Continue reading

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Indian actor accused, Nigerian activist sues over arrest

News in brief: Bollywood actor Aamir Khan faces an accusation in court that he promoted  homosexuality during a TV show in which he urged viewers to seek the repeal of India’s anti-gay law. Nigerian activist Ifeanyi Orazulike is suing police … Continue reading

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Nigerian appeal seeks to overturn anti-gay law

A Nigerian expatriate has appealed an Oct. 22 court ruling that dismissed his lawsuit against the country’s new anti-gay law. Teriah Joseph Ebah, a 42-year-old Nigerian who has lived in the United Kingdom for the past 14 years, said the … Continue reading

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Setback in court challenge to Nigerian anti-gay law

BuzzFeed reports: “A judge with Nigeria’s Federal High Court threw out a challenge to a sweeping anti-LGBT law enacted in January on Wednesday, ruling that the person bringing the case did not have standing to challenge the law. “The case … Continue reading

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Allies, stop sensationalising the plight of African LGBTs

“African LGBTs are not looking for Western saviours,” says Nigerian author and activist Yemisi Ilesanmi.  “We must all stand as equal partners in our quest to rid the world of inequalities. We don’t need sensationalism, we need our allies to … Continue reading

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