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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...

Good News For Suspects In Nigerian Gay Case

Agence France Presse | Aminu Abubakar | Posted 05.28.2014 | Gay 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...

Four Men Whipped Publicly After Gay Sex Conviction In Nigeria

AP | MICHELLE FAUL | Posted 03.06.2014 | Gay Voices

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Four young men were convicted of gay sex and whipped publicly as punishment Thursday in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria, ...

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...

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...

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...

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."

The Culture of Homophobia in Nigeria

Udoka Okafor | Posted 08.10.2013 | Gay 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.