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Category Archive: LGBT Rights

Sep 07 2013

Reactions to my recent interview make me wonder: Do Nigerians Hate Atheists more than Gays?

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I already know that many Nigerian Christians are really stupid; I just wish I could get over the severity of their stupidity and the glee with which they display it. My recent interview  in a National Nigerian Newspaper, TELL Magazine,  has given them an opportunity to display their ignorance, bigotry and delusion on various Naija …

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Aug 24 2013

Order your sizzling copy of Freedom To Love For ALL: Homosexuality Is Not Un-African!

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About the book Sexuality rights remain a controversial issue in many parts of Africa; it is not just a controversial issue but also a taboo subject. Many countries in Africa still criminalize homosexuality. Sodomy laws remain part of the criminal laws thereby making it legally possible to persecute sexual minorities. For example Zimbabwe, Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, …

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Aug 10 2013

Not begging for my LGBT/Human Rights does not make me Aggressive, just Assertive. Deal with it! Part 2

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I am quite active on Facebook, it is one social media I use effectively for advocacy and my personal idiosyncrasies. On my facebook page and groups, I am sometimes accused of making ‘long’ responses to comments. The truth is, I am a stickler for facts. I just can’t ignore a sentence that needs debunking, certainly …

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Aug 09 2013

Not begging for my LGBT/ Human Rights does not make me Aggressive, just Assertive. Deal with it! Part 1

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Wow, that was one very hot debate. During the debate someone even tweeted that i was behaving like a thug, funny. I wonder why many think gays, lesbians, bisexuals and Trans should be apologetic when asking for rights. I DEMAND my human right, not beg for it. I am often called aggressive, confrontational and too …

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Aug 08 2013

Anti gay law in Nigeria: A triumph of culture and religion or just an infringement on human rights?- Enjoy the hot debate!

Jul 30 2013

Pope won’t judge gays who share something in common with him: The Lord and Expensive Fabrics!

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Well, the man in the stylish cape, silly hat and all that expensive fabrics says he won’t judge gays. How so cute! Pope Francis magnanimously announced that: If someone is gay and he searches for the Lord and has good will, who am I to judge? This news has been heartily welcomed in the LGBT …

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Jul 26 2013

Absurdities and Atrocities: #BabyOctopusNotHalfhumanHalfFish!

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Wonders they say, shall never end. A Nigerian fish seller who lives in Ibadan, Nigeria, saw her fish evolve into half human half fish! The latest story goes thus:  Strange Fish With Human Parts Causes Stir in Ibadan. Hundreds of residents of Ibadan, Tuesday, rushed out to catch a glimpse of a strange fish which …

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Jul 22 2013

Cameroon Gay Rights Activist Murdered: Enough of this hate crime, join the protest!

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I wish I have good news to share from Africa, but it all seems so gloomy!  Heartbreaking news comes in from Cameroon. Another gay rights activist brutally murdered.  Prominent Cameroonian gay rights activist and journalist Eric Lembembe has been killed in the capital, Yaounde, a rights group says. Mr Lembembe’s neck and feet appeared to …

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Jul 16 2013

Marriage Equality for England and Wales; A Victory for Equality!

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Great news! There is Marriage equality at last for England and Wales! The House of Lords has now passed the equal marriage bill at its Third Reading for England and Wales. The bill should receive Royal Assent soon. This will pave the way for same-sex couples to have access to marriage equality. This is a positive …

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Jul 06 2013

Killing in the name of their Skydaddy: Boko Haram Militants Kill 29 Students, Teacher in Yobe, Nigeria School Attack

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Killing in the name of God is unfortunately as old as the first time Man created God in his own image. Boko Haram, the Islamic terrorist group against western education in Nigeria struck again early this morning. According to reports:  Armed Islamic militants have killed 29 students and an English teacher in an attack on …

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Jul 04 2013

Homosexuality and the legalisation of Homophobia in Africa

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There are ongoing legislative attempts in Nigeria and Uganda to further restrict sexuality rights. There is a clamour for the removal and also the strengthening of sodomy laws inherited by Commonwealth countries in Africa. However, the call for sexuality rights in Africa by the international community is seen as another colonial invasion by many Africans. …

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London Pride, 2013:The Protest,The Parade, The Pride!

Jul 01 2013

London Pride 2013: The Parade, The Protest, The Pride.

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I love attending Pride. It might have a lot to do with the fact that I come from a country where staging anything close to Pride would get you stoned to death with no remorse from your murderers. In fact, the State would gladly decorate your murderers with state medals, the pastors would declare them …

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Jun 26 2013

He who comes to Equity must come with clean hands!

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Many Nigerians were angry (justifiably so) when President Goodluck Jonathan deployed soldiers to disperse peaceful protesters across the country. The right to organise peaceful protests was violated by a civilian government; many called it a breach of constitutional rights, with emphasis on the right to freedom of association and freedom of expression. This violation and …

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Jun 25 2013

Cultural Censorship: My Coming Out Is Not A Threat To Your Closet!

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I do a double take whenever I hear the words “Your coming out is threatening the safety of closeted gays” and the addendum “Protesting ‘Anti Same Sex’ bills and homophobic behavior is a threat to closeted gays, please stop the protests”. Really, I mean, really? Recently on a facebook group, an African who identifies as …

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