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A recap of all that happened at the premiere of ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’

After a long wait, We Don’t Live Here Anymore, a film by The Initiative for Equal Rights premiered on the 14th of October in Lagos, Nigeria. The film stars some of Nigeria’s top actors including Funlola Aofiyebi Raimi, Katherine Obiang, Osas Ighodaro Ajibade, Francis Sule, Temidayo Akinboro and Omotunde ‘Lolo’ Adebowale-David. Directed and produced by Tope… Read More A recap of all that happened at the premiere of ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’

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Kenya’s court to consider India’s ruling in their gay rights case.

Kenya, like most of Africa, treats homosexuality with up to a 14-year jail sentence, but in recent years LGBTQ advocates have become increasingly vocal. And the government has also become more understanding of gay rights and the many plights in the community. This opportunity has led an activist movement to challenge the ruling and they… Read More Kenya’s court to consider India’s ruling in their gay rights case.

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Watch António Guterres first speech on LGBTIQ Rights as UN Secretary-General

The United Nations General Assembly organised an LGBTI high level event on “Violence Against LGBTI individuals: Extrajudicial, Summary Or Arbitrary Executions.” The historic event saw the Secretary-General of the United Nations give his first speech on LGBTIQ issues in his tenure. Watch below In her remarks, UN High Commissioner Michelle Bachelet said, “There should be… Read More Watch António Guterres first speech on LGBTIQ Rights as UN Secretary-General

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Dear Royals, This is Why You Cannot Afford To Still Consider Being Gay a “Game”.

Simply because it isn’t. While this might suffice as explanation enough, I do think it is important to talk about this a bit more. This mentality, although not statistically proven, through extensive personal experiences and objective observations, is sadly what the average Nigerian gay man believes. While sex is crucial to humans who are down… Read More Dear Royals, This is Why You Cannot Afford To Still Consider Being Gay a “Game”.

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Kenya lifts ban on ‘Rafiki,’ Film to be submitted for 2019 Oscars

Film enthusiasts in Kenya can now see the highly anticipated LGBT themed film, Rafiki as the High Court has lifted the ban temporarily so as to enable the film be submitted for consideration at the 2019 Academy Awards. Directed by Wanuri Kahiu, Rafiki was banned by the Kenya Film Classification Board because it went against the… Read More Kenya lifts ban on ‘Rafiki,’ Film to be submitted for 2019 Oscars

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Security operatives in Bauchi join forces to arrest 47 allegedly gay persons.

Still in the aftermath of the 57 people arrested in Lagos, reports are reaching us that no fewer than 41 perceived gay persons have been arrested by security operatives in Bauchi State. The victims were arrested during a joint operation by men of the (NPF) Nigeria Police Force and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence… Read More Security operatives in Bauchi join forces to arrest 47 allegedly gay persons.

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#LoveWins: India’s Supreme Court decriminalizes homosexual activity with unanimous votes from the Judges.

In India, under the colonial-era law, homosexual activity was punishable by up to 10 years in jail but today marks an end to that injustice as The Supreme Court reversed its controversial British-era ban on consensual gay sex. In a historically defining moment, The Supreme Court judges struck down the anti-gay law with a unanimous… Read More #LoveWins: India’s Supreme Court decriminalizes homosexual activity with unanimous votes from the Judges.