New chat and counseling mobile app for LGBTIQ+ Nigerians

NoStrings Development Initiatives, Nigeria’s leading LGBTIQ+ media advocacy group, has launched a new social and counseling mobile app for the country’s LGBTIQ+ community.

From the African Human Rights Media Network

Promotional Image for the Qtalk app.

Development of the app was boosted by a grant from a gay-friendly African funding group and by St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation and its donors. The St. Paul’s Foundation is also a financial partner of this blog.

Promo describes Qtalk’s counseling service.

Through the app, LGBTIQ+ Nigerians living in the country will gain free access to certified LGBTIQ+-friendly therapists who will provide them with psychosocial support services. They will also have access to legal experts who will provide them with legal support and advice upon request.

Other added features of the app include chat forums and private chats where they can stay in touch with each other and engage meaningfully.

Another exciting section of the app offers users access to LGBTIQ+-focused news and articles from Africa flowing from its partner website, an online news platform that provides reliable LGBTIQ+-focused news content from across Africa.

Qtalk displays LGBTQ-related African news from the website of the African Human Rights Media Network.

Mike Daemon, executive director of the organization, said he was excited seeing the idea come to life and how much good can be achieved with the app.

“I am super-excited to have been a part of this project as well as seeing it come to reality. My team and I are very proud of the project’s result. Particularly the impact it will have on my community.

“This is because gay Nigerians like me go through hell every single day just trying to survive. This takes a toll on our mental health, and given the society’s hypocrisy towards people of my kind, we are constantly being forced to stay silent and isolated. So, therefore, I am elated to know that with this app so much will change”

The app can be accessed via Google Playstore HERE, or directly from the app’s official website at

Source: Rights Africa

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 Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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