Tag Archives: Nigeria

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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Nigerian activist to archbishop: Nice words, now help us

A prominent Nigerian archbishop has spoken out against jailing LGBTI people for their sexual orientation, which Nigerian police and courts have done to dozens of people since the enactment of a harsh anti-gay law in January. In response, a Nigerian … Continue reading

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Court decision coming in suit vs. Nigeria’s anti-gay law

A Nigerian High Court judge is expected to rule Sept. 25 whether the country’s new anti-gay law is constitutional. [Editor's note: The ruling has reportedly been delayed until Oct. 21.] Justice Abdul Kafarati is currently considering the lawsuit filed in … Continue reading

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Forbidden love: Exploring true, complex lives of LGBTI Africans

By Mike Nicholson In recent years, news of homophobic laws in Africa has resonated across the Global North. While many individuals are at least superficially aware of the plight of LGBTI men and women in countries such as Uganda and … Continue reading

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99 who are in prison for being gay, 148 more awaiting trial

Worldwide, at least 99 people are currently in prison for allegedly violating laws that punish those who are born gay, lesbian or bisexual. In addition, at least 148 other people are awaiting trial on charges related to homosexuality. Those are … Continue reading

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’76 Crimes’ on radio: The latest battles for LGBTI justice

  The Erasing 76 Crimes blog and the anti-gay laws of 76-plus countries moved to center stage last weekend during a 15-minute interview of editor/publisher Colin Stewart on the radio show/podcast “State of Belief.” The show’s host, the Rev. Welton … Continue reading

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