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Tag Archive: Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora

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 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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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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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 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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May 31 2013

KINDLY SIGN THIS PETITION: SAY NO TO NIGERIA’S JAIL THE GAYS BILL.

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Kindly sign Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws’ petition to urge President Goodluck Jonathan not to sign the Jail the Gays bill into law. Petition- https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-goodluck-jonathan-don-t-sign-the-jail-the-gays-bill-into-law To: PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, President Federal Republic of Nigeria NIGERIAN LAWMAKERS, Legislators SEN. DAHIRU UMARU- HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE, CHAIRPERSON- HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, …

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May 31 2013

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF NIGERIA’S ‘JAIL THE GAYS’ BILL.

PRESS STATEMENT- http://wp.me/p1YdPM-9f Nigeria LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex Laws unequivocally condemns the passing of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition bill by the Nigerian House of Representatives. The draconian bill was passed in a voice vote on Thursday 30 May, 2013 by members of the House of Representatives. The bill stipulates a 14 years …

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