Nigeria gets its first LGBTQ online streaming platform

Equality Hub, a Nigerian non-profit working to advance the rights of sexual minority women, has just launched a new LGBTQ online streaming platform.

From the African Human Rights Media Network

Some of the offerings of the EhTv network.
Some of the offerings of the EhTv network.

By Mike Daemon

Logo of the new EfTv Network

Because of Nigeria’s anti-gay laws, pro-LGBT media, especially films, are often censored or banned outright, making it difficult for members of the LGBTQ community to see their realities mirrored on screen.

To bridge this gap, Equality Hub has just launched EhTv Network, an online streaming platform for premium on-demand Nigerian LGBTQ-themed content.

Pamela Adie is co-founder and “Chief Servant/Executive Director” of The Equality Hub.

Similar to international mainstream online streaming platforms such as Netflix, users will have to sign up and pay a fee to gain access to content on the website.

The overall aim of the initiative is to showcase Nigerian-made LGBTQ-themed content and to accurately tell stories about the lived realities of LGBTQ people living in Nigeria.

Currently, the platform offers podcasts, documentaries, and films such as ‘Queer Talks’, ‘Under the Rainbow’, ‘ìfé’ and others.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, and editor/publisher of Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]

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