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THAT’S MICHAEL

That’s Michael. Splashed on the front page of the dailies, he’s the first in a queue of 42 gay men who were arrested by the police in Nigeria last week. White singlet – white, like the long white garment that flowed to his ankles when I saw him, almost ten ...

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GAY PEOPLE ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF NIGERIA’S PROBLEMS

I read with disbelief the arrest of 40 gay men in Lagos recently. Gay people are not the problem with Nigeria. The people destroying this country are walking free. We know who they are – thieving politicians, conniving clergy, unscrupulous businessmen, paedophiles, rapists, corporate tax evaders, multinationals that pollute the ...

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There Is Something Fundamentally Wrong With A System That Takes Pride In Subjugating And Violating The Rights Of Its Minorities

This piece was written by Kritzmoritz I haven’t made a blog entry is a very long time but the recent incident of official blackmail against a hated community stirs me to action. It is said we acquiesce to evil by our silence and I don’t intend to play on the ...

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UNTOLD FACTS EPISODE THREE: IMPACT OF DISCRIMINATORY LAW ON HEALTH

This episode’s discussion is about the impact of discriminatory law on health and features Dr. Morenike Ukpong (Associate Professor, OAU) and Dr. Sekoni Adekemi (Senior lecturer, College of Medicine, University of Lagos). Moses discuss with Dr. Morenike and Dr. Sekoni on how discriminatory laws can limit access to health for ...

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UNTOLD FACTS EPISODE TWO: BACKLASH OF DISCRIMINATORY LAWS

This episode of Untold Facts features, and discusses LGBT discriminatory laws and the damage cause by such laws. The guests, Ijeoma Akwiwu (legal practitioner) and Ayo Sogunro (legal practitioner and public commentator) discuss how such laws affect the freedoms, health and humanity of all people in any countries.

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Nigerian lawmakers vote down bill on gender equality citing the Bible and Sharia law

Nigerian lawmakers on Tuesday (Mar.15), voted against a gender and equal opportunities bill (pdf), which was being sponsored by Senator Biodun Olujimi. The bill, which did not pass a second reading, was aimed at bridging the gap between the rights of men and women in Nigeria. It also sought to ...

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And Now Something Said About The Antigay County Clerk Kim Davis

The world must now know about Kim Davis, the Rowan county clerk who is defying the US court’s decision to give gay couples their marriage license. Despite being hauled into court and fined, the self-proclaimed Christian woman remained adamant that she wouldn’t do the court’s bidding. Davis, who was tearful ...

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John Pavlovitz: Why I Won’t Stop Talking About The LGBT Community

This piece, which was penned by my all-time favorite blogger, John Pavlovitz and originally published on johnpavlovitz.com with the title ‘Why I’m Tired of Talking About The LGBT Community… And Why I Won’t Stop’, sums up the exact response that should be tendered before Ifeoluwapo Odedere, the writer on Bellanaija ...

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IT’S UP TO YOU AND ME

“The world is shit.” A friend of mind told me that a while back, and I don’t blame him. The world really is messed up. It’s messed up because we mess it up. You and I, maybe more of You than I, but this is no time to apportion blame; ...

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Rapper eLDee advocates for gay rights

In support of Virgin Group CEO, Richard Branson, rapper eLDee wrote: “Hopefully, one day soon, Africa will realize that the #anti-gay sentiment is no different from racial or religious discrimination. #RaceCreedSexualOrientation #Discrimination

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