Tag Archives: Nigeria

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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End anti-LGBTI religious bias, London Pride marchers say

The London Pride 2016 march was led by London Mayor Sadiq Khan, a Muslim; Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the U.K.; and other dignitaries and celebrities. A group of African gay people living in the United Kingdom marched in London … Continue reading

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Nigerian police extort money from man they claim is gay

Ikechukwu, a young Nigerian man, was harassed, threatened and accused of homosexuality by officers of the Nigerian police force, who later extorted money from him. The incident demonstrates that Nigerian police have interpreted the country’s anti-gay law as an authorization … Continue reading

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Mob beats up 20 suspected Nigerian homosexuals

About 20 innocent young men were severely beaten in the Sabo Fagi area of Jos, Nigeria, by a mob who claimed that the youths were homosexuals. The June 19 incident 9, left many youths bleeding profusely. According to a human … Continue reading

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Unoma reveals the secret lives of LGBT Nigerians

Unoma Azuah, a Nigerian human rights activist currently living in the United States, recently launched a book of stories about LGBT Nigerians living in and outside the country. Titled “Blessed Body,” the book has as its subtitle “The Secret Lives … Continue reading

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Death penalty for gay sex in 10 to 14 nations (update)

By Colin Stewart Ten nations with large Muslim populations have laws providing for the death penalty for same-sex activity. Only a few actually impose the death sentence. Exactly how many is a difficult question. The 2016 State-Sponsored Homophobia report from … Continue reading

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