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Nigeria Anti Gay Bill

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.