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#RepealSSMPA: WHICH WAY, QUEER NIGERIA?

I just realized that if it actually comes down to Nigerian Queer people taking to the streets to gain our freedom, then we are UTTERLY FUCKED! Like for Real. Like

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Idris Elba And Naomi Campbell Sign Letter Supporting Ghanaian LGBTQ+ Community, As President Nana Akufo-Addo Rules Out Legalization Of Gay Rights

Some of the UK’s most prominent people of Ghanaian heritage have come together to condemn their former homeland for its stance on gay rights in what will be seen as

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#EndSARS: Some of the Reactions to the Homophobia in the Movement as Pamela Adie asks, “When Will Queer Lives Matter?”

There has been a lot of contention following the attempts to make the struggles of the Nigerian LGBT community more visible in the ongoing #EndSARS movement. Following the harassment that

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Madonna was fined a million dollars by Russia for speaking about gay rights. And she’s not paying

Pop icon Madonna has revealed that she owes $1 million for breaking anti-LGBTQ propaganda laws in Russia. She also said she has no plans to pay up. The fine stems

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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