Op-Ed

Emmanuel Sadi: A Q&A (with myself) about gay rights in Nigeria.

You read the title right, I am asking questions and answering them by myself. Ignore the question you are asking yourself about my mental state because the conversation is what’s important. We currently don’t have enough people asking questions and talking about gay rights in Nigeria so keep scrolling to read my desperate attempt at… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: A Q&A (with myself) about gay rights in Nigeria.

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Ghana’s president talks about upholding his Christian values and saying no to same-sex marriage.

There has been a lot of negative focus on gay rights in Ghana and hope was earlier introduced when the President previously said the country was “bound” to decriminalize homosexuality eventually. Unfortunately it appears that his stance has bowed to religious pressure as a recent speech by president Nana Akufo-Addo, delivered to the 2018 Synod… Read More Ghana’s president talks about upholding his Christian values and saying no to same-sex marriage.

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Meet the Ugandan Trans athlete taking LGBTQ sports representation to the next level.

The 2018 Gay Games in Paris is already off to a record setting start and Uganda’s Jay Mulucha is at the helm of the experience. Playing point guard for Uganda with a team he called ‘The Sisters’, a group of athletes from around the world coming together to compete for gold. Jay Mulucha, a trans… Read More Meet the Ugandan Trans athlete taking LGBTQ sports representation to the next level.

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Presidential aspirant; Fela Durotoye unmasks his homophobia while talking to Falz & Laila ‘On the Couch’.

Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election is 7 months away and a lot of the attention has been fixed on the younger Presidential aspirants. Taking his place on the growing list of aspirants and making his political debut is newcomer; Mr Fela Durotoye running under the Alliance for New Nigeria, he joined Laila and Falz to discuss… Read More Presidential aspirant; Fela Durotoye unmasks his homophobia while talking to Falz & Laila ‘On the Couch’.

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Watch Bisi Alimi narrate how things fell apart for him after he came out.

Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate; Bisi Alimi, gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out of the closet on television in 2004 as a guest on Funmi Iyanda’s show New Dawn with Funmi, a talk show on NTA. 14 years later he talks about his life as a gay man and how things went… Read More Watch Bisi Alimi narrate how things fell apart for him after he came out.

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Russia cracks down on LGBTQ rights again by arresting activists in St. Petersburg.

It is no secret that 2018 FIFA world cup host; Russia is one worst places for LGBTQ persons as homosexuality has been considered a crime until 1993. Being gay was considered a mental illness until 1999 in Russia.  Anti-gay hate crimes have reportedly doubled in recent years and over the weekend a group of about 60 LGBTQ… Read More Russia cracks down on LGBTQ rights again by arresting activists in St. Petersburg.

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Drag Race Royalty; Bebe Zahara Benet talks about returning to Cameroon this year.

CAMEROOOOOOOON Rupaul’s Drag Race season 1 winner and AllStar season 3 finalist; BeBe Zahara Benet has revealed she hopes to visit her birth place; Cameroon this year. She revealed this in an interview with Gay Star News and she talked about the last time she went to the motherland, her family/friends there and the current political… Read More Drag Race Royalty; Bebe Zahara Benet talks about returning to Cameroon this year.

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Dewy Oputa and Charles Oputa are setting LGBT acceptance examples for Nigerian families.

We have all wondered what it would be like if a celebrity or their family came out as gay to the public in Nigeria. How would Nigerians take the news that someone had the guts to let people know gay people walked among them, what would the family response sound like? What angle would the… Read More Dewy Oputa and Charles Oputa are setting LGBT acceptance examples for Nigerian families.

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Trump administration says it won’t press African countries over their anti-gay laws.

White House official; Mick Mulvaney, a former Republican lawmaker who is Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Trump administration, talked about Africa’s anti-gay laws and how the administration has no interest in the matter at the State Department’s ‘Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom Conference‘ in Washington, DC. In his speech, Mick Mulvaney lashed… Read More Trump administration says it won’t press African countries over their anti-gay laws.