Final days for supporting Nigerian safe house

House of Rainbow safe house appeal. (Click image for link to YouCaring.com fundraising site)
House of Rainbow safe house appeal. (Click image for link to YouCaring.com fundraising site)

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.”

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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