Nigeria

#Humanum at the Vatican: Courting inequality at expense of goodwill

For the next two days, various high offices of the Roman Catholic church is holding a conference that they call The Complementarity of Man and Woman: An International Colloquium.

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October 14, 2014

Nigerian Archbishop may have change of heart about LGBT people

Nigerian Archbishop Ignatius Kaigama, once an advocate of punitive Nigerian gay laws, now said that the Nigerian Catholic Church will defend every person who is being attacked, punished or imprisoned for being who they are.

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What is Mark Regnerus' new international video project?

Mark Regnerus, who is now infamous in American political circles for his flawed, widely repudiated, far-right-concocted "study" that was designed to slight same-sex parents in order to influence the 2012 elections and the Supreme Court, seems to have international aspirations.

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March 12, 2014

African gays in U.S. and abroad seek legal help amid spate of harsh criminal penalties

Due to the draconian laws recently passed in several African countries, being an LGBT in Africa brings many challenges. Members of the LGBT community live in constant fear.

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March 7, 2014

Nigeria: Gay men receive 20 lashes in court

In Nigeria, four men received 20 lashes each as a punishment for being gay. The accused men were beaten in order to pressure them into confession.

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Nigeria and Cameroon: Two more countries with anti-LGBT laws

Two stories from separate sources highlighted the persecution that LGBT people face in Nigeria and Cameroon. While Russia and Uganda have captured the majority of media attention, it's worth noting that over 80 countries have anti-LGBT laws on the books.

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February 18, 2014

NIGERIA: Mob attacks 14 gay men

In Nigeria, a group of men forcefully entered the homes of 14 men who were suspected of being gay. The mob, armed with clubs dragged the men into the streets and beat them.

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February 11, 2014

Nigerian judge sentences gay man to 20 lashes: "He is supposed to be killed"

A Nigerian judge praised himself for showing leniency to a gay man by having him whipped 20 times on a courtroom bench.

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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

Goldie Hawn on Nigeria: "STOP these atrocities!"

Movie star, philanthropist and Founder of The Hawn Foundation, Goldie Hawn is sending a message of support to LGBT Nigerians after meeting with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan. Yesterday Hawn tweeted a picture of the meeting then quickly apologized stating she was unaware of the anti-LGBT bill he signed earlier this month.

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