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Nollywood star protests stoning sentence for 3 gay men

Nigerian Nollywood star Yul Edochie took to Instagram yesterday to protest the stoning sentence imposed on three Nigerian men for gay sex acts. An Islamic sharia court in the northern Nigerian state of Bauchi sentenced the men to death by stoning in June. Despite Nigeria’s secular constitution, the government allows sharia courts in the predominantly …

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Brave young Nigerians protest ‘Cross Dressers bill’

A group of brave young activists mounted the first-ever queer protest in Nigeria on Sunday against a proposed ‘Cross Dressers bill’. Despite the joyful demeanour of the protestors, they risk very real danger in a country that criminalises gay sex acts and where LGBTIQ+ people regularly face extreme violence including murder. As one local activist …

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Nigerian conversion therapy: man flogged until passing out

A Nigerian man told the BBC his ‘conversion therapist’ flogged him until he lapsed into unconsciousness. The interview comes five years after former president Goodluck Johnson signed the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA). Both the man, and a lesbian from the African country, described the practice of Nigerian conversion therapy to the BBC. The SSMPA …

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Nigerian Police Officer Warns LGBTIQ People to ‘Stay Away or Face Prosecution’

If you are gay, consider yourself unwelcome in Nigeria. This is the view from the African nation’s police force who say LGBTIQ people should leave the country or be prosecuted. Chief Superintendent and spokeswoman for the Lagos State Police Command Dolapo Badmos delivered this stern warning to the country’s LGBTIQ community via social media. Badmos …

Commonwealth Decriminalisation Petition March

Petition Urging Commonwealth Countries To Scrap Anti-Gay Laws Gets 100,000 Signatures

More than 103,000 people have signed a petition calling on dozens of Commonwealth countries to repeal longstanding anti-gay laws. Homosexuality remains illegal in 37 of the 53 Commonwealth countries, with those countries continuing to enforce penal codes first introduced under the British Empire but never repealed. Punishments for LGBTIQ people among the countries include 10 …