Tag: gay rights

Ado AminuAugust 21, 2021

Who is looking out for LGBT+ children in the conversation about sexual violence?

There are a number of ways the crime of sexual violence can begin unfolding in one’s life. It is not ...

Op-Ed EditorJune 10, 2021

#PrideMonth: The Sacristy, Sex and Sexuality; A personal essay on self-acceptance

By Marian Nwakolo Growing up, I was the child who dragged her parents to school to fight the management for ...

Ado AminuJune 10, 2021

What it means when we tell LGBT+ Nigerians: “Keep it to yourselves, no one cares”

If you have ever had the strength to challenge a Nigerian to a discourse on their complacency in the systemic ...

Ado AminuMarch 24, 2021

3 LGBT+ Nigerians share the story of their gay awakening

“The onus shouldn’t be on queer people to come out,” said YNaija’s Bernard Dayo while responding to this piece we ...

Ado AminuMarch 22, 2021

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel is protesting against the SSMPA with a hunger strike. How will it play out?

Nigerian YouTuber, Victor Emmanuel, popularly known as VicWonder has gone on indefinite hunger strike in a protest calling for the ...

Ado AminuFebruary 13, 2021

Angola’s criminalisation of homophobia is a homegrown template for African nations

There is no defense beyond a myopic understanding of the two imperialist imported Abrahamic faiths – Christianity and Islam, for the harmful laws against gay people.

Ado AminuFebruary 9, 2021

Gay Rights for all | US Government memorandum on global LGBT+ rights could backfire

One of the bitterly memorable legacies of the Donald Trump presidency was his alignment with the Christian Right – even ...

Ado AminuJanuary 21, 2021

Visa denial: Where justice reigns, homophobia must have consequences

What happens when a homophobic Nigerian gets denied a visa to an inclusive developed nation for their harmful view on ...

Ado AminuJanuary 15, 2021

The tussle between some Christians and the LGBT+ for the right to the rainbow is a needless distraction

A conversation about the claim of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, trans and other sexual and gender minorities (LGBT+) community to the ...

Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

You can hate LGBT without inciting violence on the community

Few human groups are as talked about, dissected, vilified and dismissed nowadays as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other ...

EditorAugust 9, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] We are happy M.I. is finally taking a stand on gay rights

Rapper and record label executive M.I Abaga recently started a podcast called ‘Middle Ground’, a non-conventional talk podcast he runs ...

ItunuoluwaMay 16, 2017

A U.S Poll reveals: 64 percent of Americans support same-sex marriage

by Itunuoluwa Adebo According to a Gallup poll released Monday, the Americans’ support for same-sex marriage is at all time ...

ToluMarch 23, 2017

“After praying for me, the Pastor had gay sex with me” | Watch ‘Veil of Silence’, a documentary on the lives of LGBT persons in Nigeria

Few days before the infamous Same Sex Prohibition Act was signed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan, The Initiative ...

ToluDecember 14, 2016

‘I only acted as a govt. spokesperson,’ Reuben Abati explains role in passage of anti-gay law

Dr. Reuben Abati, the former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan today explained his role in the signing of the ...

RoqeebahNovember 29, 2016

The YNaija Cover this morning, the 29th of November

Read the full stories and our analyses here now. RoqeebahCreative mind. Enthusiast. Learner. Multipotentialite. And here, an assistant editor.

RoqeebahSeptember 24, 2016

Our embrace of Bobrisky (and Denrele) proves we’re more tolerant than we like to admit

Two years ago, the National Assembly passed an anti-LGBTI Law to what might be considered ‘critical acclaim’ by Nigerians. Nigerians ...

March 2, 2014

British man pleads for gay Ugandan partner after their SEX tape is leaked (PICTURED)

by Adeola Balogun The crackdown on homosexuals in Uganda has continued to attract attention around the country with the list ...

March 2, 2014

Olusegun Obasanjo: The West and the new Sexual Adjustment Program

by Olusegun Obasanjo I preface my commentary on the debate about gay rights with the Structural Adjustment Programme to illustrate ...

January 22, 2014

Opinion: Why gay people can’t get married in Nigeria

by Mz Agams It took organized, sophisticated and well funded gay rights movements in America and Europe decades of activism to earn ...

January 16, 2014

Opinion: How we’re all affected by the anti-gay marriage law

by Joseph Sewedo Akoro Homosexuality between men has been illegal in Nigeria for almost a century. And in northern Nigeria ...

July 29, 2013

“If someone is gay and seeks the Lord… who am I to judge?” – Pope Francis

Pope Francis declared on Monday that it was not his place to judge homosexuals and said they should not be ...

July 25, 2013

I want to export gay marriage around the world- David Cameron

by Rachel Ogbu British Prime Minister, David Cameron has vowed to ‘export’  gay marriage around the world. Recently, at a party ...

July 20, 2013

Gay Rights: The US can’t tell us how to live our lives – FG

by Rachel Ogbu The Federal Government has accused the international community of hypocrisy saying it has been under pressure from ...

April 11, 2013

Gay man arrested at hospital after being told he’s not family and refusing to leave partner’s side (PHOTO)

A gay man was arrested this week at a Missouri hospital after refusing to the leave bedside of his sick ...

March 8, 2013

Florist refuses to do wedding for long-time gay customers because of Jesus Christ

A Richland, Wash. couple is still trying to make sense of what they say were the hurtful, discriminatory actions by ...

December 21, 2012

Ugandan pastor uses banana on TV to demonstrate gay sex and claims lesbians have sex with cucumbers

The Reverend Martin Ssempa, a homophobic pastor in Uganda who is well known for his lectures against homosexuality has stunned ...

November 27, 2012

Hate Crime: Lesbian viciously attacked by girlfriend’s brother (GRAPHIC PHOTO)

An Alabama woman is recovering after allegedly being attacked by her girlfriend’s brother over Thanksgiving weekend. Though details of the ...

October 12, 2012

TICKER: Ugandan lawmaker calls for life imprisonment of homosexuals in every African country

In many African countries, it is illegal to be gay. 25 out of 38 African nations have passed laws that give ...

May 20, 2012

There is no cure for being gay – ‘Gay Cure’ psychologist apologises for hiding the truth

  One of the world’s leading psychologists recently apologised to the gay community for attempting to proffer a cure for homosexuality. 79-year-old ...

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