Tag: gay

[INTERVIEW] Queer and Muslim: Azeenarh Mohammed blurring the parallel lines of LGBTQ+ and religion

Azeenarh Mohammed is an accomplished woman. She is an upper-class Fulani lady that has made a name for herself in the legal profession, as a human rights activist, as an author and in the tech space.  Despite these; her biggest win she says is coming to terms with her sexuality. [Read More…]

15 people arrested for Homosexual activities in Kano

The Kano State Hisbah Corps has announced the arrest of 15 persons whom it described as homosexuals.  TheCable reports that Muhammad Al-Bakary, deputy commandant general in charge of special duties of the board, confirmed the arrest of the people whom he said were planning a sex party. He said operatives[Read More…]

“Don’t Ostracize Them, But Don’t Approve of Their Gay Tendencies” – Inside Lagos’ Gay Colony

by Musa Jibril  Imagine a Lagos middle-class family sitting at the table in the evening, parents and their offspring, having a chat like normal folks and suddenly, the first child of the family confronts them with his secret: “Hey, I am gay.” You can expect a hush to descend on[Read More…]

If We Dragged A Gay Or Transgender Person To Jesus for Judgement Today, What Would Jesus Do?

If we dragged a gay or transgender person to Jesus for judgement today, what would Jesus do? The Impact of Cultural, Traditional and Religious ideas on Fundamental Rights of Sexual Minorities in Nigeria Being a Keynote Address by Chude Jideonwo, chief executive officer of Joy, Inc. at the annual Human Rights,[Read More…]

“The Law Was Made to Keep Us Quiet” – Lagos Gay Community On What it Means to be Homosexual In Nigeria

Lagos (AFP) – It was a life-changing moment for David when five police officers in Nigeria’s biggest city, Lagos, locked him in the back of a van two years ago. The officers scrolled through the photos on his mobile phone and mocked the hand gestures he used when he spoke.[Read More…]

A Devout Christian, Thrown Out of University Over Anti-Gay Remarks

A devout Christian who was thrown off a university social work course after being accused of posting “derogatory” comments about gay and bisexual people on a Facebook page has lost a high court battle. According to Guardian UK, Felix Ngole, 39, from Barnsley, was removed from a two-year MA course[Read More…]

There’s A Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender Event Happening In Lagos Promoting Human Rights

#Y!HumanRights2016: Reuben Abati, Cheta Nwanze, Ayokunle Odekunle, Abayomi Shogunle, others to speak at conference The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com has announced the speakers at the 2016 Human Rights discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law. The conference, which will take place on December[Read More…]

Nigeria May Revisit Law That Banned Same-sex Marriages Says Ex-President Jonathan

Nigeria may revisit a law that banned same-sex marriages, says former President Goodluck Jonathan. “When it comes to equality, we must all have the same rights as Nigerian citizens,” Jonathan said at a forum at Bloomberg’s European headquarters in London on Monday. Jonathan in 2014 signed a law criminalizing same-sex[Read More…]

Bisi Alimi Writes ‘If There Is Anything Like Hell Fire It Is Down In Nigeria Where All Nigerians Are Roasting’

Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi in a recent post on Facebook, he talks candidly on why he’s done with Nigeria as a country. Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate who gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to[Read More…]

“Homosexuality Is A Taboo In Nigeria” – Group Urges Buhari To Ignore Obama On Gay Issues

Project for Human Development, a Civil Society Organisation, on Sunday urged President Mohammadu Buhari not to listen to the US government on issues of gay rights, so as to protect the laws and values of Nigeria. The call was made at a rally in Lagos, against the backdrop of Buhari’s[Read More…]