Africa

N.Y. Times: Pro-gay U.S. makes life worse for gay Africans

A New York Times article today makes the argument that the United States, through its public support of the human rights of LGBTI people in Africa, has produced a backlash that led to intensified anti-LGBTI repression. The article focuses primarily on Nigeria before and after the enactment of its inadequately named “Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act” … Continue reading

Africa

Nigeria survey: Progress on LGB issues, a long way to go

A recent telephone survey of 1,000 Nigerians found that young adults are more knowing and accepting of lesbian, gay, and bisexual (LGB) people, but that a large majority of Nigerians remains hostile to LGB people, their rights and their relationships. The survey was conducted in response to Nigeria’s “Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law” of 2014. The … Continue reading