One of the most hilarious misconceptions about gay people in Africa is that they are all considered outsiders, and I say hilarious because it is funny that people don’t realize LGBT persons are their family members, friends and colleagues. Let me simplify it, your brother, your sister, you best friend, your cousin, your dad, your… Read More You broke bread with a gay person.
I was a good Christian kid, not the average one but the kind to walk into church and everyone would literally start calling him ‘Young Pastor’. But I was gay, and I knew this for sure as I was walking to Tony’s house because this was obviously not a friendly neighborhood visit, we were going… Read More #OurStories: Being gay is easy, dying is hard.
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.
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
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.
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.
In an Instagram post, Nigerian TV host; Denrele Edun, shares his horrific experience with a clubber in Lagos. He posted a picture of himself with friends out for a fun night at Hard Rock Cafe and narrated his experience with a violent homophobe who tried to beat him up for hugging his girlfriend. Read his… Read More Nigerian TV Host Denrele Edun assaulted because he was perceived to be gay.
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.
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.
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.