A Nigerian court on Aug. 4 granted bail for up to 42 men and boys facing homosexuality charges after their arrest during an HIV awareness event last weekend, several news accounts say.
A coalition of Nigerian human rights activists and NGOs rejects the widespread media claim that the 42 men facing homosexuality charges after their July 30 arrest are indeed homosexuals.
Increasing numbers of videos showing mistreatment of LGBTQ Nigerians have been appearing on Nigerian websites, especially Gossip Mill. The Rev. Jide Macaulay, a Nigeria-born LGBTQ rights activist currently living in London, has called for an end to them.
An international outcry has greeted the July 30 arrest of 42 men on homosexuality charges as they partied at an anti-AIDS meeting near Lagos, Nigeria, that offered HIV counseling and testing.
Confronted with physical assaults and death threats, the Cameroonian LGBTI advocacy group Camfaids has temporarily closed its headquarters, which also serves as an LGBTI meeting place and as a refuge for victims of homophobia. Camfaids officials said the closure, which occurred July 17, will continue while the organization seeks financial support for improved security.
Kenyan LGBTI rights advocates are scheduled to appear in court on Thursday, July 27, to further their quest for official government recognition of their legitimacy.
A young Nigerian man was beaten, stripped and humiliated online after he dressed up in female clothing to visit a man he had been chatting with online.