LGBTQ

Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo leaves the Banquet Hall after the closing session of the ordinary session of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Heads of State and Government in Abuja, on July 7, 2024. - A summit of West African leaders opened on July 7, 2024 in Abuja in a tense political context following the decision of Niger, Mali and Burkina to unite within a "confederation". (Photo by Kola Sulaimon / AFP)

Ghana supreme court defers ruling on anti-LGBTQ bill

Ghana’s Supreme Court on Wednesday deferred its ruling on a request to restrain parliament from transmitting a highly contested anti-LGBTQ bill to President Nana Akufo-Addo for his final approval. The ruling means
6 days ago

Kano Hisbah Board probes staff over LGBTQ activities

 •Group lauds Kaduna gov’s stance on same-sex union Kano State Hisbah Board has constituted a panel of inquiry to investigate promotion of rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgenderand Queer (LGBTQ) levelled against
2 weeks ago

Kano orders crackdown on LGBTQ promoters

HURIWA accuses Tinubu of running opaque govt Kano State government has ordered immediate crackdown on any group advocating or promoting any sexual agenda inimical to moral and religious standards.  The directive came
2 weeks ago

LGBTQ: Kano orders crackdown on advocacy groups

Kano State Government has ordered an immediate crackdown on any group advocating for or promoting any sexual agenda inimical to moral and religious standards. The directive came amid alleged claims that the
2 weeks ago

The intersectionality of sexuality in Nigeria

By Lilian Onianwa Many have argued that homosexuality in Nigeria is a Western import, a concept imposed through colonisation and Western influence. However, historical evidence and cultural narratives suggest otherwise. George Olusola
3 weeks ago
(FILES) People wave gay rights' movement rainbow flags during the gay pride rally in Saint Petersburg, on Agust 12, 2017. - A Russian court on March 20, 2024 ordered the arrest of a bar administrator and its art director, accusing them of organising an "extremist organisation" under new legislation criminalising the LGBTQ community. (Photo by OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP)

Russia arrests two in first LGBTQ ‘extremism’ criminal case

A Russian court on Wednesday ordered the arrest of a bar administrator and its art director, accusing them of organising an “extremist organisation” under new legislation criminalising the LGBTQ community. [ad] It
4 months ago
Pope Francis (Photo by Filippo MONTEFORTE / AFP)

Pope Francis’ approval of same-sex blessing

Pope Francis’ December 2023 approval of a ruling allowing priests to bless unmarried and same-sex couples has understandably thrown up controversy, even disdain, in a Christian world sharply polarised between living in
7 months ago
Pilgrims wave to Pope Francis as he departs the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Fatima, in Fatima, on August 5, 2023. - Around one million pilgrims from all over the world will attend the World Youth Day, the largest Catholic gathering in the world, created in 1986 by John Paul II. (Photo by Patricia DE MELO MOREIRA / AFP)

Vatican takes ‘step’ towards transgender Catholics

LGBTQ rights campaigners welcomed a Vatican statement that transgender people can be baptised as a step towards a more inclusive Catholic Church, but denounced caveats that provide cover to those who object.
9 months ago
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