Tag "Human Rights"

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Trans man in Botswana wins High Court battle to be recognized as male

After a 10-year legal battle, a trans man in Botswana will now be legally recognized as a male. The Botswana High Court ruled that the man’s constitutional rights had been

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India Rules That Sexual Orientation Is A Right. Dozens Of Other Countries Need To Catch Up

On August 24, India’s Supreme Court ruled that privacy is now a fundamental right for every citizen of the country. The landmark ruling’s impact is significant, especially for members of

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“Policing And Extorting Sexual Minorities Is Unacceptable!” – Olumide Makanjuola

Originally published on guardian.ng Recently, at The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs,) we put out a message about a spate of incidents by people attempting to extort users of the

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IBK’s JOURNAL (Entry 24)

August 19 Hey guys! It’s been a while. How y’all deewing? It’s been a fantastic week (end) for me. After exams, I headed right on over to Pookie’s and although

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“When Everybody Is Fighting Everybody, There’s No Progress.” Ifeanyi Orazulike in an interview with Kito Diaries

As you all know, the Bisi Alimi Foundation was in Lagos in February to launch “Not Dancing to Their Music”, a report on the impact of homophobia, biphobia and transphobia

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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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Chechnya’s president vows to eliminate all gay men by the end of May

Chechnya’s president has vowed to ‘eliminate’ all gay men by the end of May. Ramzan Kadyrov, head of the Chechen Republic, threatened to rid the area of homosexuality ‘by Ramadan’.

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WHEN ‘NO’ IS A WEAPON FOR YOUR OWN GOOD

Just a few weeks ago, we woke up to the viral video of two Nigerian military men, men who are charged with protecting our national interest and national borders from

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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

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TIERs SYMPOSIUM: REUBEN ABATI IN THE DEN OF A SENSITIVE COMMUNITY

REUBEN ABATI’S OUTING Like all events Nigerian, the TIERs symposium on “Human Rights, Sexuality and the Law” kicked off an hour late. I arrived early with my friend, Emmanuel, and