Applicant suing Nigerian Government to Nullify Anti-Gay Law Speaks out before Judgment

Judgment is being handed in a week – the Petitioner’s thoughts about the Judge and a message to fellow straight Nigerians Updated 9/25/2014.: The judgment in the case was postponed today until October 21, 2014. By Melanie Nathan, September 18, 2014. On Jan. 7 of this year, Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the … More Applicant suing Nigerian Government to Nullify Anti-Gay Law Speaks out before Judgment

Nigerian LGBT Defenders Await Court Decision on Anti-Gay Law

By Melanie Nathan, September 17, 2014. Courageous Nigerian human rights defenders and the Nigerian LGBT community, in Nigeria and exile, anxiously await the outcome of Justice Abdu Kafarati ‘s ruling in the claim filed against the Federal Government in the Abuja High Court from earlier this year. The ruling will be handed down on September … More Nigerian LGBT Defenders Await Court Decision on Anti-Gay Law

Arrests, Rallies and Speakers Mark Global Day of Action in Support of Nigeria’s LGBT Community

By Cathy Kristofferson, March 7, 2014 Today is the Global Day of Action in Support of Nigeria’s LGBT Community called by Solidarity Alliance Nigeria. Here in the U.S. demonstrations were held in front of the Nigerian Embassy in Washington D.C. and the Consulate in New York City. The protests were in solidarity with the LGBT Community of … More Arrests, Rallies and Speakers Mark Global Day of Action in Support of Nigeria’s LGBT Community

Global Days of Action for Uganda and Nigeria this week!

Plus updated guidance for international supporters… By Cathy Kristofferson, March 3, 2014 Update: #IStandw9jaLGBT is now #IStandwith9jaLGBT This week there are two Global Days of Action set for standing in solidarity with African LGBT communities suffering severe anti-gay persecution. For Uganda the day is  Wednesday (5th) and for Nigeria it’s on Friday (7th). OBLOGDEE knows of actions … More Global Days of Action for Uganda and Nigeria this week!

London Rally Against Nigerian Anti-Gay Laws

By Melanie Nathan, February 22, 2014. Sixty people, most of them Africans, protested against Nigeria’s draconian new anti-gay law outside the Nigerian High Commission in London, yesterday. A letter of protest was handed in to the Nigerian High Commissioner. Protesters chanted: “Goodluck is bad luck” and “Some people are gay, get over it.” In personal … More London Rally Against Nigerian Anti-Gay Laws

IGLHRC Calls for Nigerian Government to Investigate Attacks Against People Thought to be Gay

Reports of Attacks by Mobs Against Gays Posted by Melanie Nathan, February 13, 2014. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) has received reports that approximately 10 men, perceived to be gay, were beaten by a mob of some 40 persons in the community of Geshiri near Abuja last night or early this … More IGLHRC Calls for Nigerian Government to Investigate Attacks Against People Thought to be Gay

Anti-Gay Nigerian President May be Banned from Canadian State Visit

Canada acts, the UK folds, what will the US do? By Cathy Kristofferson, January 19, 2014 Reports out of Nigeria claim that Canada has cancelled a planned state visit by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan that had been in the works for February. Jonathan was due to meet with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper but reports say … More Anti-Gay Nigerian President May be Banned from Canadian State Visit

Calling on The Elders to Condemn Nigeria’s Anti-Gay laws

The organization The Gay Flag of South Africa  (GFSA) has called on The Elders to speak out against Nigeria’s appalling new anti-gay law, which was surreptitiously signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan last week. The Elders is an independent group of global leaders, founded in 2007 by Nelson Mandela, who work together for … More Calling on The Elders to Condemn Nigeria’s Anti-Gay laws

CNN and AP Report on The Nigerian Gay Arrests

Is the World Waking Up to Unthinkable Gay Persecution By Melanie Nathan, January 14, 2014. Yesterday the news leaked that the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, had signed into law the new anti-gay law, which we have dubbed “Jail All the Gays”. But Gays have been suffering for a long time in Nigeria, with very little … More CNN and AP Report on The Nigerian Gay Arrests

Shock Amongst Gays in Nigeria as President signs Jail-The-Gays law

A person who … indirectly makes public show of same sex amorous relationship … is liable on conviction to a term of 10 years imprisonment… By Cathy Kristofferson, January 13, 2014 Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has surreptitiously signed the so-called Same Sex Prohibition Bill into law. Reports are that Jonathan actually signed the Bill, better known as … More Shock Amongst Gays in Nigeria as President signs Jail-The-Gays law

Breaking Nigeria passes sweeping anti-gay legislation

By Melanie Nathan, May 30, 2013. Today in Nigeria, lawmakers passed a bill Thursday banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. Nigeria’s House of Representatives approved the bill in a voice vote. In the meantime there may be  differences between … More Breaking Nigeria passes sweeping anti-gay legislation