Nigerian nonsense: Claiming a ‘cure’ for homosexuality
Africa / Commentary

Nigerian nonsense: Claiming a ‘cure’ for homosexuality

It’s too bad that so many Nigerians believe the sort of nonsense packed into a recent article in the Nigerian magazine Realityz. The article is titled “Sure cure for homosexuality and lesbianism.” The baseless article is written by one Sophilia Obire, who clearly does not even understand what it means to be gay. For starters, … Continue reading

Nigerian media, stop ruining LGBTI lives with biased coverage
Africa

Nigerian media, stop ruining LGBTI lives with biased coverage

NoStrings, the publisher of podcasts and articles providing a voice for LGBTI Nigerians, has spoken out against the typically shoddy and homophobic coverage of LGBTI news by Nigerian journalists.  This is the statement from NoStrings: On behalf of LGBTI Nigerians, NoStrings condemns the unprofessional and unethical journalistic methods used by the Nigerian mainstream media in … Continue reading

Nigeria’s anti-gay law boosts anti-LGBT extortion, violence
Africa

Nigeria’s anti-gay law boosts anti-LGBT extortion, violence

Nigeria’s Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act, 2013 (SSMPA) has made a bad situation much worse for Nigeria’s beleaguered lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community, Human Rights Watch said in a recent report. The law has led to an increase in extortion and violence against LGBT people and imposed restrictions on nongovernmental organizations providing essential services … Continue reading

Anti-gay nations exclude LGBT communities from U.N. cities plan
Africa / Americas / Asia / Europe

Anti-gay nations exclude LGBT communities from U.N. cities plan

  LONDON – A group of up to 17 countries led by Belarus has blocked a plan to include the rights of gay, lesbian and transgender communities in a new urban strategy drawn up by the United Nations, according to sources close to negotiations. Thompson Reuters Foundation published the story Oct. 11-12. The headline was: … Continue reading