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 criminalized.
Your donations will help towards the cost of providing:
- Housing (less than US$1 a night per person to keep them safe);
- Free counseling, welfare and support;
- Free sexual health information.
To donate, visit http://www.youcaring.com/…/safe-house-house-of-rainb…/316220 (where the figures reflect neither the full amount needed nor the full amount donated so far).
For more information, see this blog’s previous article, “Nigerian safe house might close without your help.”
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- New anti-gay bill in Uganda; 25 reported arrests in Nigeria (Nov. 7, 2014, 76crimes.com)
- Setback in court challenge to Nigerian anti-gay law (Oct. 22, 2014, 76crimes.com)
- With Nigeria’s anti-gay law, HIV care drops 10%-70% (July 9, 2014, 76crimes.com)
- AIDS could rebound as Nigeria gets harsh anti-gay law (Jan. 13, 2014, 76crimes.com)