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Nigeria Anti Gay Bill

Here's Why LGBT Equality Must Be About More Than the U.S.

Kevin Jennings | Posted 07.14.2015 | Gay Voices
Kevin Jennings

We in the U.S. are not, in fact, the world. We need to cure our movement of its myopia and remember that justice for the LGBT community is a global cause, spreading far beyond our borders.

Anti-Gay Mob Attacks In Nigerian Capital

AP | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay Voices

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Human rights activists say a mob dragged men accused of being homosexuals from their homes in the Nigerian capital and beat th...

Gay Trial Halted By Thousands Of Stone-Throwing Protesters In Nigeria

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Gay Voices

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — Thousands of protesters massed outside the Shariah court in Nigeria's northern city of Bauchi, throwing stones into the build...

A Response to the Law That Further Criminalizes the LGBT Community in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | Posted 03.19.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

The LGBT population in Nigeria is not even advocating for same-sex marriage at this point; they are simply asking that their identities be decriminalized. But passing the bill was both a symbolic act and a means to further polarize the Nigerian populace on the issue of LGBT rights.

Nigerians Now Face Up To 14 Years In Prison For Being Gay

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices

* Bill says gay marriage, same-sex relationships illegal * Penalties set of up to 14 years in prison * Western governmen...

A Letter to Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, and the Nigerian People Concerning LGBT Rights

Udoka Okafor | Posted 02.17.2014 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

LGBT people deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. I just hope that one-day we as Nigerians will be able to shed ourselves of our cultural, social, religious, and political hostilities, and work together towards a common good, and a common humanity.

Why Are People In The World's Most Anti-Gay Countries Searching For So Much Gay Porn?

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 06.14.2013 | Gay Voices

Nigeria and Pakistan are two of the planet's most anti-gay countries, so why are residents of both nations searching for so much gay porn? As eagl...

As The Flames Of Homophobia Burn Around The World, Understanding Nigeria's Anti-Gay Bill

Damian Ugwu | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices
Damian Ugwu

Nigeria's deceptively named "Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill" declares that the "public show of same sex amorous relationship [sic] directly or indirectly is hereby prohibited." It would punish same-sex affection -- yes, even a simple hug or kiss -- with 10 years in prison.

Nigeria Poised to Pass 'Jail the Gays' Bill

Joe Mirabella | Posted 01.16.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

A draconian bill was introduced in Nigeria's Assembly that would ultimately jail Nigeria's gay citizens and anyone who supported them if it becomes law.