Tag Archives: Nigeria

Nigeria: No court challenge vs. alleged police misconduct

Twenty-one young Nigerian men are trying to put their lives back on course after they were arrested by police who allegedly mistook an all-male birthday party for an initiation ceremony for “a secret gay cult.” In a raid, police in … Continue reading

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Human rights defenders urge respect for LGBTI Africans

Human rights advocates from more than a dozen African countries have issued a call for respect for the human rights of LGBTI people in Africa, a move that builds on a resolution made last year by the African Commission for … Continue reading

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10 years later, tally of 92 anti-LGBT nations drops to 76

The arc of history is trending toward justice for LGBTI people worldwide, judging by the latest tallies from ILGA, the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. In an encouraging change from 2006, when the ILGA report listed 92 … Continue reading

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LGBTI news briefs: Russia, Jamaica, Egypt, Nigeria, India, more

News briefs about countries with anti-gay laws, excerpted from the Equal Eyes recap of the world’s LGBTI-related news: The UN Human Rights Committee has recommended to Russia that it consider the “hate motive” when investigating crimes of possible homophobic or transphobic nature. … Continue reading

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Nigerian gay activist: I’m a champion, not a victim (video)

“When my attackers came for me in 2007, they wanted to make me a victim. But I stand tall today…  My name is Bisi Alimi, a Nigerian-born British citizen gay rights activist.  And I am not a victim…. These narratives … Continue reading

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Final days for supporting Nigerian safe house

With six days to go, the fund drive for the House of Rainbow’s safe house  is 75 percent of the way to its goal to keep open that sanctuary for LGBTI people in  Nigeria, where same-sex love is stigmatized and … Continue reading

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Nigerian challenger: Vote for me; I too oppose gay marriage

Anti-gay politics continued this week in Nigeria, as the presidential campaign of Muhammadu Buhari denied his opponent’s accusation that Buhari struck a deal with Western nations to repeal Nigeria’s new anti-gay law in exchange for supporting his campaign to unseat President … Continue reading

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