Community, News

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

Community, News

Nigerian TV Presenter, Harry Itie shares lessons learnt from #Idahot2018

Nigerian Television Presenter, Harry Itie is addressing homophobia on a new episode of his vlog. Following comments made on his social media after he share a link to our #Idahot2018 article, the award winning presenter is speaking out against homophobia; emphasising that homophobia affects everyone in the larger society and not just the LGBT community. Watch… Read More Nigerian TV Presenter, Harry Itie shares lessons learnt from #Idahot2018

Community

#idahot2018: Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and the Horrifying Impact on Africa and straight people.

Today is the 2018 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia #idahot2018, as the majority of Africans pride themselves in not being able to tolerate LGBT persons, we would like to shine a spotlight on the effects of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and why it’s not just gay people that suffer. With this year’s #idahot2018… Read More #idahot2018: Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and the Horrifying Impact on Africa and straight people.

Op-Ed

Alumbugu Basiru: Nigeria’s Homophobia is Self-destructive

The hardening of homophobic nationalism in settings such as Nigeria forces us to question how and why compulsory homophobia is deployed as a form of moral discipline that is made to seem compatible with modernity. Peace is not the absence of conflicts or differences, but the ability to tolerate ‘conflicting interests’. Tolerance, or in this… Read More Alumbugu Basiru: Nigeria’s Homophobia is Self-destructive

News, Politics

Labour Councillor Chika Amadi suspended following homophobic comments

Chika Amadi, a Labour Councillor who sits on the Harrow council has been suspended for her homophobic comments on Social Media. According to The Guardian UK, she called Pride Marchers “paedophiles” and threatened to unleash the “burning anger” of God on her critics. A spokesperson for the Labour Party said she has been suspended and is… Read More Labour Councillor Chika Amadi suspended following homophobic comments