Goodluck Jonathan

Snapshots: Trans topics in the Spanish-language media and on CNN, Goldie Hawn speaks out on Nigeria, and GLAAD's Commentator Accountability Project

Wonder what we’re up to at GLAAD? Be sure to check out GLAAD's Blog each week for updates about our latest work to build support for LGBT equality through news, entertainment and online media.

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January 23, 2014

Thousands throw stones in Nigerian court to urge speedy trials and executions of gay men

Yesterday, thousands of people threw stones at the Shariah court in Nigeria to speed up the trails and eventual executions of 11 men who served as members of LGBT organizations.

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Arrests of Nigeria's gay community could lead to torturous executions

Nigeria's "Jail the Gays" bill that was recently signed into law has not only lead to dozens of arrests, but has indeed proved fatal for many of the gay people and their peers being criminalized.

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VIDEO: As dozens are arrested in Nigeria, Sec. Kerry speaks out against dangerous new law

News that Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," also known as the "Jail the Gays Bill" broke yesterday, and the US State Department has now spoken out against the bill as a violation of Nigerian people's basic rights.

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