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Nigeria Anti Gay Law

Nigeria's Anti-LGBTQ Law

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.26.2014 | Gay 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.

Activists Fault U.S. On Africa's Anti-Gay Laws

AP | ROBBIE COREY-BOULET and RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.20.2014 | Gay Voices

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Last month, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni met in his office with a team of U.S.-based rights activists concerned about leg...

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.

Some Nigeria's Religious Leaders Welcome Harsh Anti-Gay Law

Religion News Service | Fredrick Nzwili | Posted 01.25.2014 | Religion

NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Christian and Muslim leaders in Nigeria welcomed a controversial law that bans same-sex marriages and imposes a 14-year jail term...

Exclusive Interview With Rashidi Williams

Udoka Okafor | Posted 11.04.2013 | Gay Voices
Udoka Okafor

"[W]e can compel the Nigerian public to sit back and ask questions themselves as to the normality of heterosexuality and what makes homosexuality deviant, but that starts with LGBT people accepting themselves. I do not force people to come out, but I am a huge fan of coming out."