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Zambian president pardons imprisoned gay couple, told apologise to US ambassador who was kicked out for defending gay rights

President of Zambia Edgar Lungu is facing calls to apologise to the US ambassador who was expelled from the country for defending an imprisoned gay couple. Ambassador Daniel Foote was

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The Minority Report on Whether Leaving Nigeria Is A Solution

“If you want to be gay in peace, leave the country. Leave Nigeria!!!” This sentiment is often expressed by homophobes and even gay people alike whenever the conversation of gay

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“NO. LESBIANS DON’T HAVE IT EASIER THAN YOU.” A Lesbian ‘Love’ Letter To Gay Men

I was part of a diverse and inclusive conversation two days ago – an event which was amazing by the way – when someone brought up the fact that LGBT+

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UK pledges over £5m to help Commonwealth countries reverse antigay colonial laws

This week, anti-LGBTI laws within Commonwealth nations have been making headlines. It started with the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). On the first day of the summit, the non-profit

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#HowIResist: A Campaign Dedicated to the Voices and Visibility of the Nigerian LGBT

In a collaborative effort, a number of LGBT young Nigerians came together to lend their voices to a campaign engineered to provide visibility to the Nigerian LGBT community. They are

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Mass Arrests Amid LGBT Media Blackout in Egypt

The Egyptian government has intensified its campaign against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and their supporters, arresting dozens of people in less than two weeks, as reported by

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What Playboy founder Hugh Hefner thought about gay rights and AIDS

Hugh Hefner has died at the age of 91, and the Playboy founder is being heralded as a kitsch – if certainly problematic – heterosexual icon. While any celebration of

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“Nigerians prefer two men holding guns to two men holding hands.” Activist Edafe Okporo demands LGBT freedom at the Rise and Resist rally in New York

Edafe Okporo, Nigerian activist who resides in the United States, demands for Nigeria to take action and end the persecution of LGBTQ, speaking to the UN general assembly to stand

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“Gay rights are human rights.” Hillary Clinton to Donald Trump

Hillary Clinton wants Donald Trump to officially come out against the alleged “gay purge” in Chechnya. During a fundraising dinner for New York’s The Centre, she said, “Gay rights are

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Reuben Abati Writes: A Day With The Gay Community

Originally published on olorisupergal.com I was invited to deliver the keynote address at this year’s special event on “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law”, an annual symposium organized to promote