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Category Archive: Human Rights

Jul 11 2014

Video: LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK

Speaking during the demonstration, Yemisi Ilesanmi said: “We are here to speak out on behalf of all oppressed Nigerian LGBTs who have been denied a voice in Nigeria. We are here to put a face on Nigerian LGBTs. We are here to remind you that LGBT Nigerians are not criminals and are worthy of celebration. …

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Jul 02 2014

Pride is a Celebration and a Protest: London Pride, 2014

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This year at London Pride 2014 (June 28), my group, Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex Laws marched alongside Peter Tatchell Foundation, Out and Proud Group and other African LGBTIs activists to protest against the persecution of LGBTs in 80 per cent of the 53 Commonwealth member states, many of them African nations. It …

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Jun 30 2014

Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala held hostage in a psychiatric ward for renouncing Islam and non belief in God

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Mubarak Bala, a Nigerian and an atheist is being held hostage in a psychiatry ward at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria on the orders of his father Bala Mohammed. Mubarak’s father is a prominent weekly columnist who writes a Saturday column for Daily Trust, a National Newspaper. Bala Mohammed committed his son to a …

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Jun 28 2014

LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK

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LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK http://wp.me/p1YdPM-hf Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex laws with the support of GALHA, London Black Atheists and other LGBT activists staged a demonstration at the venue of Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK. The demonstration took place on the eve of London Pride, Friday 27 at Waltham …

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Jun 02 2014

Shocking and depressing migration attempts

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It was shocking and depressing watching the video coverage of African men as they attempt to migrate to Europe on-board a squalid boat, in highly dangerous situation. Their boat engine developed a fault, they were found after two days drifting in the sea without food. They were arrested and squashed together in a horrible small …

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May 17 2014

Love Not Hate: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

To celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, enjoy this video of the ‘Love Not Hate’ protest rally organised by Nigerian LGBTs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws. Together We Can End All Forms of Oppression and Discrimination. Happy IDAHOBIT. 

May 14 2014

Boko Haram, #Bringbackourgirls, conspiracy theories, media and the mess called Nigeria.

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I have so far refrained from writing about the Nigerian ‘missing girls’ for some reasons. Firstly, I wouldn’t want to cause any more pain to families of the missing girls, if indeed there are missing girls. Secondly, I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. I got a glimpse of just how much Nigerians love …

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Apr 26 2014

Avoiding Ableist or Sexist Language Won’t Make Us Less Fun!

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I found this amazing campaign on a website and decided to share on my facebook wall.  As stated on the website , “The following are images from the “You Don’t Say?” Campaign out of Duke University. The premise of the campaign is to encourage people to think before speaking as the words one delivers can have negative implications that …

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Mar 18 2014

Yours truly is the newest patron of The Pink Triangle Trust

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I am honoured to be appointed the newest patron of the Pink Triangle Trust. The Pink Triangle Trust has been promoting Humanism and LGBT Rights for over 22 years.  As stated on its website, The Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is a charitable trust (Registered Charity No. 1015629) set up in 1992 to advance the education …

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Mar 08 2014

Don’t Call Me A MAN, It Is Not A Compliment. Happy International Women’s Day!

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“Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.” Simone de Beauvoir.  As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the words of Simone de Beauvoir ring loud in my ears. As someone who became fiercely politically active …

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Feb 26 2014

Breeding the likes of Isabirya Richard via Religion, Homophobia and Anti-LGBT laws in Africa

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When my attention was drawn to the facebook posts of Isabirya Richard, I seriously felt like puking and giving up on humanity. Isabirya Richard openly called for the stoning of gays. He mentioned names and posted pictures of people he thought were gays or gay supporters and publicly asked for them to be killed. He …

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Feb 07 2014

Dear friend, I’m going to prison. Protest rally against Nigeria’s Anti-LGBT Law.

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Dear friend, I’m just writing to say goodbye. I’m going to prison, for 14 years, for being gay and Nigerian. And if you associate with me, or don’t report me, whether you are straight, gay or bisexual, you face 10 years too…

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Jan 27 2014

Open Letter To Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

27 January, 2014 Dear Dr. Chidi Odinkalu, It is with deep concern that I write this open letter to you to register my dismay at the continued silence of your office on the recently signed Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act. It is surprising that as Chairperson of the Governing body of National Human Rights Commission, …

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Jan 26 2014

Venting my concerns over Nigeria’s new Anti-LGBT Law

If only I could physically slap some sense into the hypocrites parading themselves as Nigerian lawmakers and the ignoramuses who are celebrating the ‘Jail the Gays’ bill! They had better be warned, the battle line has been drawn. Logic will supersede their infamous ignorance and Love shall triumph over their hate. Enjoy the TV interview. …

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Jan 16 2014

Stupid, homophobic arguments in support of Nigeria’s ‘Jail the Gays’ law:1-The West should legalize polygamy before they impose gay agenda on Africans!

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It is no longer news that Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the ‘Jail the Gays’ bill into law. The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition law stipulates a 14 years jail term for same-sex marriage and 10 years imprisonment for public show of same-sex affection. The legislation stipulates a 10 year imprisonment for anyone who aids, …

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