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

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay 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...

Mob Violence Prompts Nigeria To Postpone Gay Trials

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.31.2014 | Gay Voices

Two Islamic courts in Nigeria have been forced to suspend the trials of 10 men accused of homosexuality because of fears of mob violence, judges and o...

The 'World's First Gay Cat' Allegedly Disowned By Owner

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

A Nigerian woman is making some eyebrow-raising headlines after reportedly disowning her cat for "an unnatural sexual behavior" -- allegedly, same-sex...

Gay Man Lashed 20 Times For Sodomy In Nigeria

AP | SHEHU SAULAWA | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times Thursday in a northern Nigerian Shariah court. Though Mubarak Ibrahim w...

Shocking Details Of Gay 'Witch Hunt' In Nigeria Revealed In New Report

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A "witch hunt" for gay people has led to arrests in at least four of Nigeria's 36 states, Amnesty International said Wednesday...

New Law Legalizes Anti-Gay 'Violence, Stigma And Discrimination,' Activists Say

Agence France Presse | Phil Hazlewood | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices

Gay activists on Tuesday vowed to fight the Nigerian government after the country outlawed same-sex unions, warning the act legitimised homophobic vio...

Dozens Of Gay Men Arrested After 'Dangerous' Law Passes In Nigeria

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 03.16.2014 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Police, working off a list of 168 suspects purportedly obtained through torture, are arresting dozens of gay men in Nigeria's ...

Nigeria Bans Gay Marriage, Civil Unions With New Anti-LGBT Law

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's president has signed a law banning same-sex marriage as well as homosexual associations, societies and meetings, wit...

"Catastrophic' Nigerian Bill Banning Gay Marriage, Unions Approved

Agence France Presse | | Posted 03.15.2014 | Gay Voices

Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has approved a bill banning gay marriage and same-sex partnerships that sparked international condemnation, his ...

Bad News For Nigeria's LGBT Community

AP | BASHIR ADIGUN and JON GAMBRELL | Posted 07.30.2013 | Gay Voices

ABUJA, Nigeria — Nigeria's House of Representatives voted Thursday to ban gay marriage and outlaw any groups actively supporting gay rights, end...

The Unseen Risks Of Nigeria's Anti-Gay Bill

AP | By YINKA IBUKUN | Posted 12.05.2011 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria -- A bill originally designed to outlaw gay marriage in Nigeria likely has consequences far beyond its initial scope – criminaliz...

Nigeria Senate Approves Anti-Gay Marriage Bill

AP | By JON GAMBRELL | Posted 11.29.2011 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria -- Nigeria's Senate voted Tuesday to criminalize gay marriage, gay advocacy groups and same-sex public displays of affection, the lates...

Nigeria Moves To Ban, Criminalize Gay Marriage

AP | By YINKA IBUKUN | Posted 11.22.2011 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria -- When a gang of men ambushed Rashidi Williams and a male friend earlier this year, the 25-year-old gay Nigerian was too afraid to rep...