BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Shariah court has freed two men accused of gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club, saying the prosecution failed to prove its case.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A human rights network says four young men convicted of having gay sex have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.
LAGOS, Nigeria — Amnesty International says Nigerian police have arrested 10 people suspected of being gay in four majority Christian southern states in the highly religious nation.
Local and international groups fighting AIDS warned on Tuesday that a new Nigerian law criminalizing same-sex marriage and gay organizations will jeopardize the fight against the deadly disease.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Bisi Alimi has been assaulted and persecuted and fled into exile, all because he is gay. Now, he's speaking out about his travails to persuade British legislators to engage Nigerian policy makers about a law that makes even befriending a homosexual a crime punishable by 10 years in jail.
(EDGE) Goodluck Jonathan, the former Nigerian president who in 2014 signed a bill criminalizing same-sex relationships, gay groups and public displays of affection by gay and lesbian citizens in the African nation, says his country is showing signs of making an about-face on the the anti-LGBT law, Bloomberg reports.
This week read about the #EndSARS protests in Nigeria, and Penguin Random House moving forward with a book by a transphobic author in Canada.
This week read about Susel Paredes vowing to boost LGBT rights in Peru, and YouTube blocking Nigerian pastor Ty Joshua over allegations of hate speech toward homosexuals.
The Miami Book Fair International runs from November 15 thru the 22nd.
(WB) It is impossible to speak of queer identity and culture without acknowledging the important role religion has played in shaping it throughout history.
BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) -- A young man convicted of sodomy was whipped 20 times Thursday in a northern Nigerian Shariah court.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A mob armed with wooden clubs and iron bars, screaming that they were going to "cleanse" their neighborhood of gay people, dragged 14 young men from their beds and assaulted them, human rights activists said Saturday.
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A Muslim rights organization praises Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan for signing a bill that bans gay organizations, meetings and gay marriage, and commends him for resisting pressure from Western countries.
A controversial bill that sparked international condemnation has been approved by Nigeria’s president Goodluck Jonathan Monday, according to a spokesman for the president. The law effectively bans homosexuality and imposes hefty prison sentences to anyone involved in a same-sex relationship or belongs to a gay organization.
Nigeria continued its human rights offenses against its gay population this month when twenty-one male students in the country's state of Asaba were arrested for allegedly being involved in same-gender sexual activity.
A Nigerian court last week delayed its ruling, for the second time, on a case that aims to repeal the country's anti-gay law, Gay Star News reports.
(EDGE) There was a massive arrest of gay men in Nigeria over the weekend. According to a report in Nigerian newspaper Punch, no fewer than 42 men were rounded up by police in a hotel in Lagos State on Saturday on suspicion that they were involved in "homosexual acts."
In June and July of 2015, SFGN conducted an on-line and paper and pencil survey on the beliefs of gay and bi men about how often we should take the HIV test. The large number of people responding from outside of South Florida allowed for a comparison of South Florida with the rest of the US.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon says he is alarmed by reports of the arrest and torture of individuals in northern Nigeria believed to be homosexual and strongly hopes that the constitutionality of the country's new anti-gay law will be reviewed.
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria’s new anti-gay law may have “negative consequences” for public health.
LAGOS, Nigeria (CNN) -- Nigeria is second only to South Africa as the country with the highest number of HIV/AIDS sufferers; one would have thought a better gift for the New Year from the government to its people would be to urge the national legislature to pass the anti HIV-discrimination bill that has been with them for a while.