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Nigeria LGBT Community

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 ...

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...

Mob Violence Prompts Nigeria To Postpone Gay Trials

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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...

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

Agence France Presse | Phil Hazlewood | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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.