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Gay Nigerians

Nigeria's Anti-LGBTQ Law

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

Nigeria already had in place harsh laws against its LGBTQ population, but the recent edict tacitly encourages mobs who engage in what amounts to "queer cleansing" -- the violent and systematic eradication of any expression of LGBTQ identities and culture.

Exclusive Interview With Davis Mac-Iyalla, the Nigerian LGBT Rights Activist Fighting to Redefine Religion

Udoka Okafor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Udoka Okafor

"The African bishops need to stop doing the talking and start listening to the LGBT people. We are not making much progress with the debate in Africa because most of our African bishops have affiliated themselves with right-wing conservative Christians from the United States."

The Culture of Homophobia in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Udoka Okafor

No one ever spoke about gay issues in Nigeria; it was simply an accepted fact that homosexuality was an aberration from morality, and gay people were therefore treated as second-class citizens. My high school was simply a microcosm of this homophobic culture.

'Rainbow' Church Offers Refuge For Gay Nigerians

The Guardian | Shyamantha Asokan in Lagos | Posted 06.26.2011 | World

When Ade's aunt learned he was gay, the then 16-year-old Nigerian was made to go through an exorcism to expel "the demon of homosexuality". "The pr...