About 200 LGBT people worldwide have been arrested in recent weeks in anti-LGBT police actions in southeastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
Prosecutors in Muslim northern Nigeria have charged 53 people with attending a supposed gay wedding. The arrestees pleaded not guilty to the charge, saying that they were at a birthday party, not a gay wedding.
The African Transdiverse community today launched the online magazine Queerstion, making its debut on the International Transgender Day of Visibility.
A Nigerian court has issued an arrest warrant for a man accused of running a gay bar, Mamba Online reports.
LGBTI Africans in the United Kingdom cheered yesterday’s rejection of a bishops’ report on same-sex marriage that they consider discriminatory and exclusionary.
A petition opposing a “comic” video about anti-gay violence has attracted nearly 500 supporters, but also death threats.
An online petition expresses the outrage of the LGBT community in Nigeria about a supposedly comic video that promotes and encourages violent hate crimes against homosexuals.
Nearly three-quarters of LGBT Nigerians say they have suffered abuse because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Most did not report the abuse, whether out of shame, fear of reprisal or a belief that no one would help. Those are some of the findings of a new survey conducted by the Bisi Alimi Foundation.
A video that presents anti-gay sex abuse as a laughing matter is going viral in Nigeria and inspiring outrage from human rights advocates. “Shameful,” “despicable,” “childish and stupid,” “wicked” are some of the comments by people who have viewed the video.
The Nigerian LGBT advocacy site NoStringsNG is planning an audio documentary on what lesbian, gay or bisexual Nigerians undergo in their daily lives. Here is the appeal for submissions: