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The Prohibition of LGBTQ in Nigeria

23 Jan 2019
A spokesperson of Nigeria police Dolapo Badmus has warned homosexuals in the country that the force will not condone the violation of the Same-Sex Prohibition Act through their activities in the country. “If you are homosexually inclined, Nigeria is not a place for you. There is a law (Same-Sex Prohibition Act) here that criminalises homosexual…
15 Aug 2018
Published in April this year, “She Called Me Woman: Nigerian Queer Women Speak” (Cassava Republic Press) is a compendium of 25 personal accounts by individuals from Nigeria’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities. The trio of editors - Azeenarh Mohammed, Chitra Nagarajan and Rafeeat Aliyu - have done the laudable work of collecting first hand…
11 Aug 2018
"Socially, people have really discriminated because they felt emboldened," Xeenarh Mohammed, the executive director of The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS) said. A poll conducted by TIERs via NOI Polls surveyed 2,000 Nigerians across the country and demographic groups and found out that 39% of Nigerians accept that lesbian, gay and bisexual (LGB) Nigerians deserve…

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