Nigeria’s anti-gay law boosts anti-LGBT extortion, violence
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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-LGBT group expands from U.S. to Nigeria
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Anti-LGBT group expands from U.S. to Nigeria

The homophobic American anti-LGBT organization MassResistance has opened a branch in Nigeria. The Massachusetts-based activists, listed as an anti-LGBT hate group by the Southern Poverty Law Center, spouts the usual anti-gay line, linking pedophilia to homosexuality, claiming that LGBT people endanger children, accusing Western government of spreading homosexuality, and alleging that LGBT people “recruit” children. Continue reading