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“May We Never Forget, Lose Hope Or Stop Fighting.” Pamela Adie on the Anniversary of the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act

In 2014, in defiance to international pressure and in an attempt to gain political clout, President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act into law dated January 7.

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Random Questions: Would You Marry Your Bae?

We talk a lot of talk about wanting the freedom to be who we are and to love who we love. What happens if we get what we wish for

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Nigeria’s first trial based on the anti-homosexuality laws commences

Forty-seven men went on trial in on Wednesday (December 11) for public displays of affection with members of the same sex, an offence that carries a 14-year jail term in

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Goodluck Jonathan claims David Cameron has a grudge against him because he refused to legalise homosexuality in Nigeria

Former President Goodluck Jonathan has explained the reason why the former British Prime Minister, David Cameron accused him of frustrating efforts to rescue Chibok girls in 2014. In his recently

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Will Gay Sex Ever Stop Being A Crime In Nigeria?

I remember sometime in 2013, when my learned friend and I were exchanging ideas on the possible legal defences open to people who face criminal charges in court for same-sex

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“If you are homosexually inclined, Nigeria is not a place for you.” Police PRO, Dolapo Badmus warns

The Lagos Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmus, who goes by the social media handle @opetodolapo, clearly felt it was her civic duty to remind the Nigerian LGBT community of

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The Life That Was Robbed From The Nigerian Gay Community

There are so many innocent harmless aspects of the hookup culture in Nigeria that the SSMPA has taken away from us. A few days ago, I was on my way

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Do You Know Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law?

“I have a question I want to ask about Nigeria’s Same Sex (Marriage) Prohibition Law. For those who’ve gone through it and properly deduced its legal ramifications. What EXACTLY does

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Four Years Later

It is exactly 4 years since the Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) act was passed into law under President Goodluck Jonathan. I woke up the morning after the law was passed

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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