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2 Freed of Gay Charges in Nigerian Shariah Court

Tuesday Apr 1, 2014
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.

Gay Men Will All Need Diapers, Says Nigerian Columnist

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Mar 25, 2014
Nigerian columnist Benedict Hart publicly voiced his support for the country’s new anti-gay law, saying that too much gay sex will have gay men wearing diapers.

UN: Nigeria’s Anti-Gay Law May Harm Public Health

Friday Mar 14, 2014
The U.N. human rights chief says Nigeria’s new anti-gay law may have "negative consequences" for public health.

ACT UP Protests Anti-Gay Laws at NYC’s Ugandan Consulate

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Mar 6, 2014
Approximately 50 LGBTI activists protested outside the Ugandan Consulate on March 5 for over an hour decrying President Yoweri Museveni’s passage of three anti-gay measures.

4 Accused Gays Whipped in North Nigerian Court

Thursday Mar 6, 2014
A human rights network says four young men convicted of having gay sex have been whipped publicly in an Islamic court in northern Nigeria.

’Sweeney Todd’ in Nigeria: Eleven Arrested For Selling Human Meat

By EDGE | Sunday Feb 16, 2014
Furious over the newly adopted "jail the gays" bill recently signed into law by Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan? You might want to think twice before yelling "eat me!" there in protest.

Mob Attacks Alleged Gays in Nigerian Capital

By Michelle Faul | Saturday Feb 15, 2014
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. s

Nigerian Woman Disowns Her Gay Pussy

By Winnie McCroy | Friday Jan 24, 2014
A middle-aged Nigerian woman has reportedly disowned her male cat of seven years after the male cat displayed "unnatural sexual behavior."

Goldie Hawn ’Horror Story’ :: Actress Responds to Criticism

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Jan 23, 2014
Actress Goldie Hawn is responding to a flurry of tweets after she posted a picture of herself meeting the "wonderful" president of Nigeria, who approved a bill earlier this month that criminalizes homosexuality.

Anti-Gay Bill in Nigeria, Uganda Endangers LGBT Refugees

Saturday Jan 18, 2014
One week after Nigeria enacted new anti-gay legislation, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni yesterday aired a mixed opinion on the anti-homosexuality bill passed by the Ugandan Parliament last month. He did not propose to veto it outright.