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A SAFE SPACE NIGERIA (SURVEY)

Being queer is complicated. Being queer in Nigeria is uniquely complicated – and difficult. Every day, members of the LGBTQ community in Nigeria find themselves navigating a myriad number of

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How An Unlawful Arrest Led To Uchenna Samuel Noble Breaking The Silence

EDITOR’S WORD: When I learned of what happened to the Delta-based human rights activist, Uchenna Samuel Noble, and we talked about the story getting shared on Kito Diaries, he said

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The Gay Community In Benin Is Getting Victimized By The Police During A Period When We Should All Be More Concerned With Saving Humanity

The reports have been coming in with scanty details, and I wanted a clearer picture before I can make a post about it. It would seem that for a few

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About The 2018 Egbeda Police Raid And The Broken Lives Of Nigerian Anti-Gay Law Suspects

This piece was originally published on The Wider Image   The 57 men stumbled out of the back of a dark police truck into the glare of a sunny courtyard

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Anti-gay Tanzanian leader barred from the United States amid reports of country’s obstruction of LGBT Access to Healthcare

A powerful Tanzanian government official responsible for sweeping anti-gay crackdowns, surveillance squads and arrests of homosexuals has been banned from the United States. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo

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Brunei Won’t Punish Gay People With The Death Penalty — But Homosexuality Will Remain Illegal

In response to worldwide backlash and global boycotts, Brunei won’t enforce its death penalty punishment for gay sex. According to Reuters, Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah extended a moratorium on capital

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EXCLUSIVE! Pamela Adie’s Official Statement Regarding Her Federal High Court Suit Against Corporate Affairs Commission

In 2017, Pamela Adie founded Lesbian Equality and Empowerment Initiative (LEEI), a nonprofit organization whose objective is to advocate for the fundamental human rights of female sexual minorities in Nigeria.

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Celebrities Urge World To Speak Up Over Chechnya’s Persecution Of Gay Men

LGBT stars including Troye Sivan and Ellen DeGeneres have urged the world to speak up and take action over reports that gay men in Chechnya are being systematically persecuted by

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Senator Leahy reacts to President Buhari’s words of criticism

Patrick Leahy – sponsor of the Leahy Law (or Leahy amendment) that prohibits the US Department of State and Department of Defence from providing military assistance to foreign military units

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‘US Government has aided and abetted Boko Haram.’ – President Buhari

President Buhari says that the US is ‘aiding and abetting’ terror group Boko Haram by refusing to supply arms to Nigeria. A US law called the Leahy Law prevents the