Tag Archives: Nigeria

Nigeria: Feminine man provokes police raid

Police last weekend raided a celebration in Nigeria’s northwestern region in an attempt to break up a reported “gay wedding.” The owner of the wedding venue was reportedly arrested, but police on Monday acknowledged that the raid was based on … Continue reading

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3 musicians challenge anti-LGBT hate in Africa

Three courageous African musicians recently spoke to NoStrings about their personal struggles and their use of music to combat homophobia in Africa, despite strong oppositions and death threats. The three musicians who spoke to NoStrings are Mista Majah P, an … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Coming out is valuable, but I wish I hadn’t

Seun Idris, a Nigerian University undergraduate, spoke to the LGBTIQ podcast NoStrings about his coming out as gay on Facebook, and what happened then. Please tell us about yourself as a gay man living in Nigeria. I am a nervous … Continue reading

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‘My journey as a transgender Nigerian’

Rizi Timane, a Nigerian-born transgender life coach, singer/songwriter and author, now naturalized in the United States, speaks about his life and struggles as a transgender person. Rizi Timane was assigned female at birth, but at age 8 he came to … Continue reading

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New hotline is for LGBT Nigerians seeking help

Mike Daemon, the founder and host of the NoStrings podcasts and NoStringsNG website, announces the launch of a hotline for LGBT Nigerians: NoStrings launches its official hotline for LGBT Nigerians Good news everyone! Here at NoStrings, we believe that all … Continue reading

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Nigeria: Man kidnapped by blackmailers who claim he’s gay

A Nigerian man was kidnapped this past weekend, blackmailed, accused of homosexuality and released after he paid a ransom. The kidnapping happened around noon on Saturday, July 2, at No.2 Afam Road Oyigbo, Rivers State, Nigeria. The victim, here called … Continue reading

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2 celebrities are redefining gender for Nigerians

When next you see a traditional image of what society has labeled a woman or a man, don’t jump to conclusions. There’s always more than what meets the eye. Consider, for example, two Nigerian celebrities who defy the gender binary … Continue reading

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