Tag Archives: Nigeria

LGBTI briefs: Stigma and HIV in Africa, India, Russia

News briefs about LGBTI-related health issues in countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI news. Involving LGBTI people in the fight against Aids In South Africa, the Global Forum on … Continue reading

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Denial, prayer, fasting — growing up LGBTIQ in Nigeria

“When I first came out to my parents, they subjected me to a compulsory everyday prayer and fasting session,” a young gay Nigerian tells the No Strings podcast. “After my coming out, my parents never looked at me the same … Continue reading

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A life in Nigeria: ‘Discovered, abandoned, depressed’

“Discovered, Abandoned, Depressed” is the title of the latest edition of the No Strings podcasts, which provide a voice for the LGBTIQ community in  Nigeria. The episode focuses on a troubled young Nigerian woman called Max, who reached out to … Continue reading

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Warning: Violent homophobe active in Ghana

Pastor Jide Macauley today issued this warning about an anti-LGBTI criminal in Ghana reportedly using social media to entrap and assault LGBTI people: “SERIOUS WARNING: There is a Dangerous Homophobe in Town. “This is Doya Dundu, he is based in … Continue reading

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LGBTI news worldwide: From hope to troubles

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted with slight modifications from UNAIDS’s Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news. Glimmers of hope In Russia, Dmitry Kiselyov, the head of state-controlled media, unexpectedly came out in favor of same-sex … Continue reading

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Podcast exposes attack on LGBTI Nigerians at hotel

The No Strings podcast this week reports on an attack by robbers who invaded a birthday party attended by members of the LGBTI community on Aug. 7 at a hotel in Port Harcourt, Nigeria. The events are described in the … Continue reading

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10 nations where the penalty for gay sex is death

Ten nations with large Muslim populations have laws providing for the death penalty for same-sex activity. How many actually impose the death sentence is a difficult question. According to the 2015 State-Sponsored Homophobia report from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, … Continue reading

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