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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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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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Apr 07 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury irresponsibly blames the atrocities of Boko Haram on same-sex Marriage

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, speaking on an LBC phone-in program suggested that African Christians will be killed if the Church of England accepts gay marriage. According to the Freethinker, he claimed he had stood by a mass grave in Nigeria of 330 Christians who had been massacred by neighbours who had justified the atrocity …

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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 17 2014

…Of Karma, Reincarnation and Destiny

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I watch helplessly as a friend, who is a Trans woman and until recently a believing Christian, suddenly discovered Karma, reincarnation and destiny. She has been going on and on about how God is the evil being who awards karma. She is now convinced God made her gay just to punish her for bad karma …

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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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Jan 15 2014

Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora condemns signing of the ‘Jail the Gays’ bill.

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PRESS STATEMENT – Nigeria’s ‘Jail the Gays’ legislation is a blatant violation of fundamental human rights of Sexual minorities and every Nigerian. http://wp.me/p1YdPM-b7 January 15, 2014-  Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex Laws unequivocally condemns the signing into law of the draconian Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition bill by President Goodluck Jonathan. Nigerian Lawmaker unanimously passed …

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Jan 13 2014

Gay Cameroonian, Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé, imprisoned for sending love text message to same-sex person, dies.

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This is so depressing! Roger Jean-Claude Mbédé, the Cameroonian who was imprisoned for sending a text message declaring his love for another man, has died on Friday 10 January, in Cameroon. He was sent to prison in March 2011 for sending a text message declaring his love for another adult human.  The message was a …

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Dec 20 2013

Nigerian and Ugandan Lawmakers: The Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bills

Ugandan Parliament’s idea of putting Christ back in Christmas was to present LGBT Ugandans with a gift of life Imprisonment! The parliament has now passed the anti homosexuality bill that was first presented before the house in 2009. In April 2009, the Ugandan Parliament passed a resolution allowing Member of Parliament (MP) David Bahati to …

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Dec 06 2013

Adieu, Nelson Mandela; the Great Madiba!

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Nelson Mandela was probably the first name I ever associated with Human rights during my childhood. His relentless struggle against apartheid nurtured in me the fire against injustice. I identified with his struggle for Freedom and Equality; he was my human right hero and a living lesson in compassion and forgiveness. To me, the name …

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Nov 18 2013

Because you are a decent person does not mean your religion is not harmful: My 24 hour ordeal with religion.

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I shared my post about the Twenty Reasons I am distressed by Religion and its Believers on my Facebook wall and as usual, some religious believers felt the need to defend religion with the usual “Religion is not harmful; it is some few bad believers that  make it appear so“. I am really tired of …

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Nov 03 2013

Blackface Is Not OK For Halloween Or Any Other Occasion!

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Blackface is not OK for Halloween, it is not OK for your themed parties and definitely not for dressing up as a murdered black teenager! I can’t believe we still have to educate some white people on why black face is never OK. It is surprising that even some supposedly progressive white friends on social …

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