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A Step Back For Nigeria's LGBT Community?

Reuters | Posted 07.07.2016 | Queer Voices

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) - Gay and bisexual men in Nigeria are reporting increased reluctance to access healthcare after ...

WATCH: First Nigerian Man To Come Out On TV Recalls His 'Rosa Parks Moment'

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The first Nigerian man to come out on television looked back on his groundbreaking journey in an interview with HuffPost Live this week. Adebisi A...

Good News For Suspects In Nigerian Gay Case

Agence France Presse | Aminu Abubakar | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria on Tuesday cleared two men accused of violating a ban on homosexuality, according to a court official.The pair, w...

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

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

Exclusive Interview With Rashidi Williams

Udoka Okafor | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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."

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.