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.
Earlier today we received reports that about 80 allegedly gay persons had been arrested in Lagos. As at now, the law enforcement authorities have not issued a statement but an eyewitness who narrowly escaped the incident that happened in the early hours of this morning at Kelly Ann Hotels, Egbeda shared his experience with The… Read More Eyewitness narrates how about 80 allegedly gay persons were arrested in Lagos.
The Abia State Police Command on Thursday paraded six suspects arrested at a hotel in Aba, following a tip-off from the hotel manager on the suspicion of them being gay. At the City Global Hotel in Aba, the men were reportedly caught kissing eachother as stated in an eye witness report. The 6 men paraded… Read More The Nigerian Police arrest 6 men precieved to be gay in Abia.
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.
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’.
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.
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.
It is no secret that Nigeria’s media industry sits on the fence or antagonizes gay rights issue but a media company in Nigeria has released a video that explains the country’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law and the damage it does. Bringing a very rare opposition to the country’s most controversial law. The almost 40-minute long… Read More This video criticizes the SSMPA and calls to make “Make Nigeria Gay Again”
*Found myself in the most organic way possible, like I playfully kissed a boy at a birthday party in his house, and everyone clapped, cheered, and basically found it adorably funny. *Grew up with that memory, not as a chanced mystery never to be forgotten, but a medley of the unperturbed budding of my soul.… Read More Eighteen Things I Did Before I Turned Eighteen: An Alternative Spin To Growing Up Gay In Nigeria
One Action Foundation is currently working on a new web series and are calling on Nigeria’s LGBTQ community to share their powerful stories. The videos will be human-centric, create connection, raise awareness and hopefully break barriers of stigma, silence and shame. Each episode will address issues like being in the closet, intimate partner violence, suicide and living… Read More Are you LGBT and Nigerian? One Action Foundation wants you to participate in an exciting campaign