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:
Repeated violations of the human rights of LGBTQI Nigerians continued in 2016, according to a new report from TIERS, The Initiative for Equal Rights.
Setbacks, ongoing arrests and anti-gay violence marred 2016, despite substantial advances for LGBT rights in several countries.
Nigerian media have reported that a middle-aged man was killed in Abuja in a confrontation with youths seeking to kill his gay older brother. The truth of the reports has not been established. The Daily Trust news website first reported the story, but added that a Federal Capital Territory police spokesman was unaware of the …
A court in Muslim-majority northern Nigeria imposed seven-year prison terms last month on four men convicted of homosexuality, according to the online news site InformationNG.com. Under Nigerian law, same-sex intimacy is punishable by up to 14 years in prison. Specifics of the arrests were not available.
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, …