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‘I really want to thank my husband who thought it was a good idea' High profile LGBT activist Bisi Alimi and his husband have just become the first gay couple interviewed on Nigerian television. Alimi has actively campaigned for LGBTI rights since bravely coming out on Nigerian TV about 14 years ago. Coming out cost Alimi his acting job on a Nigerian soap opera. His parents also kicked him out of home. But Alimi would go on to set up the...
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Even speaking up for LGBTI rights in Nigeria can get you into trouble A group of brave Nigerians have taken to the streets of the capital Lagos to show their solidarity with the country’s LGBTI people. The protesters hit the streets on the country’s National Day of Mourning to raise awareness about the homophobic violence and murders of LGBTI people. The National Day of Mourning commemorates the countless Nigerians who lost their lives to different kinds of violence. The Bisi Alimi Foundation...
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The first trailer’s out for a Nigerian film that’s focused on ending discrimination in its home country. TIERS Nigeria: The Initiative for Equal Rights is an LGBTQ rights organization stationed in the West African country. They conduct multiple LGBTQ rights missions such as providing legal assistance, documenting LGBTQ abuse, hate crimes, and discrimination, political engagement to act as LGBTQ citizens’ voice, and creating media to share the lives and trials of LGBTQ people. Concerning the latter, TIERS Nigeria has created four...
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Over the weekend more than 40 Nigerian men were arrested for performing homosexual acts, police say. The men were at a hotel in Lagos State for an event to raise awareness about HIV testing. The hotel was cordoned off during the investigation. In Nigeria, homosexual acts are punishable by up to 14 years in prison, with gay marriage and displays of same-sex attraction also banned. While most countries are starting to have more open views about homosexuality, Nigeria isn’t one....
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Police accuse the gay men of 'belonging to a gang of an unlawful society' A same-sex couple are on the run after police arrested 53 gay men in Nigeria. Authorities in Zaria raided a motel where a group of mostly male students were holding a party yesterday evening at the Zaria Motel (19 April). As homosexuality is illegal in Nigeria, house parties are often the only time LGBTI people can feel free and safe to be open about their sexual or gender...
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He fled Nigeria after his boyfriend was beaten to death A gay teenager is facing deportation from Sweden back to Nigeria. Franco Kaodimuo fled to Sweden in 2015, after his boyfriend died from lynch justice. At 14, Kaodimuo was promised a football career in India, but it turned out he had been sold as a slave, The Swedish Federation for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Rights said. ‘Several’ of the young man’s friends, who also came to India from Nigeria, died because...
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While this kind of things may be common here in Nigeria, losing the one you love is never anything less than tragic and I truly hope that, if our story cannot get us any help whatsoever, at least the world will know that one man is willing to die to save the one he loves. In am 23 years old and I have known about my sexual orientation since I was 14, although there were things that I could not...

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Today this video blog became viral. John Barrowman, a star of “Doctor Who”, “Torchwood” and  TV’s Arrow, shot his daily video blog near the swimming pool. His...

A revealing photo of Britney Spears’ boyfriend is getting everyone’s attention. Shared on Twitter earlier this week, the image shows model Sam Asghari posing for...