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Eyewitness narrates how Delta State Police arrest over 100 alleged LGBT persons.

About 100 men and women alleged to be gay were reportedly arrested in Asaba, Delta State, Nigeria, according to a witness who reported the incident to NoStringsNG . Narrating the incident, the witness who happened to have escaped told the advocacy blog that the police showed up at the hotel’s club at about 2:00 am, where… Read More Eyewitness narrates how Delta State Police arrest over 100 alleged LGBT persons.

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Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) struggles with internalized homophobia

As one of Nigeria’s biggest exports, Nollywood prides itself on expressing the stories that reflect the cultures and way of life of its citizens. It is however disturbing that the industry has failed to accurately or even partially reflect the struggles of its LGBTQ community, this hasn’t stopped Nollywood from suffering the effects of Nigeria’s… Read More Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) struggles with internalized homophobia

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Benue’s lawmakers pass a Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law with 14 years imprisonment for gay persons.

In a country where same-sex marriage is already outlawed by President Goodluck Jonathan’s 2014 same-sex marriage prohibition act, Benue State House of Assembly doubles down on the punishments for LGBT persons by mirroring the prohibition act with a same-sex prohibition law. The lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill to prohibit same-sex marriage and the announcement was… Read More Benue’s lawmakers pass a Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law with 14 years imprisonment for gay persons.

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Ghana’s religious coalition starts an annual prayer and fasting festival against LGBT persons.

Ghana’s LGBT community is under new pressure as a religious coalition in Ghana is attempting to influence a new bill criminalizing the LGBT community in the Ghana. The spokesperson for the National Coalition for Proper Human Sexual Rights and Family Values; Mr Moses Foh Amoaning said his outfit would soon present a draft bill to Parliament to… Read More Ghana’s religious coalition starts an annual prayer and fasting festival against LGBT persons.

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Here’s how to celebrate LGBT Pride in Africa without getting arrested.

LGBT PRIDE month is fast approaching and the international LGBT community is gearing up for a celebration of love and gay rights. Gay pride or LGBT pride is the positive stance against discrimination and violence toward lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people to promote their self-affirmation, dignity, equality rights, increase their visibility as a… Read More Here’s how to celebrate LGBT Pride in Africa without getting arrested.

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South African pastor who said “deal with them like they do in Nigeria” found guilty for anti-gay slurs.

A South African preacher; Oscar Bougardt was found guilty by a Cape Town court of making statements that discriminate and incite hatred against LGBTQ persons. He was sentenced to 30 days in prison, and had his licence suspended for five years, for contempt of court after he disregarded a court order barring him from making… Read More South African pastor who said “deal with them like they do in Nigeria” found guilty for anti-gay slurs.

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“God made you like this and loves you like this” Pope Francis tells gay man.

A victim of clerical sexual abuse has come forward to say that Pope Francis told him that God made him gay and that his sexuality “does not matter.” Clerical sexual abuse refers to cases of child sexual abuse  by Catholic priests, nuns and members of religious orders, and it has long been a thorn in the… Read More “God made you like this and loves you like this” Pope Francis tells gay man.