WATCH: Asylum-Seeker Flees Antigay Persecution in Nigeria
March 28 2014 8:32 PM ET

WATCH: Asylum-Seeker Flees Antigay Persecution in Nigeria

Trudy Ring

Apata Aderonke Adejumoke, who has been in the U.K. for 10 years, faces prison or death if deported to Nigeria.

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think
March 07 2014 4:20 PM ET

WATCH: Christian Pastors Involved in African LGBT Issues — But Not How You May Think

Michael O'Loughlin

A group of Christian pastors in Chicago will provide safe space for LGBTs fleeing draconian laws in Africa.

Nigerians Punished With Public Whipping for Gay Sex
March 06 2014 2:33 PM ET

Nigerians Punished With Public Whipping for Gay Sex

Michelle Garcia

Four men from Nigeria were forced to admit to having gay sex, which led to them being arrested and then publicly whipped as punishment.

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa
March 02 2014 2:49 PM ET

Whoopi Condemns Anti-LGBT Laws in Africa

Michelle Garcia

In a video for the Human Rights Campaign, Whoopi Goldberg condemned Uganda's and Nigeria's laws that allow LGBT people to be rounded up and criminally punished.

Nigerian Homes Raided to 'Cleanse' Neighborhood of Gays
February 15 2014 1:12 PM ET

Nigerian Homes Raided to 'Cleanse' Neighborhood of Gays

Michelle Garcia

Fourteen young men were dragged out of bed and beaten in the middle of the night for being allegedly gay.

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria 'Thank God' for Anti-LGBT Laws
February 05 2014 1:07 PM ET

Catholic Bishops in Nigeria 'Thank God' for Anti-LGBT Laws

Michael O'Loughlin

Catholic bishops in Nigeria congratulated the president on law that imprisons LGBT people.

Archbishop of Canterbury to African Churches: Respect Gays
January 30 2014 3:27 PM ET

Archbishop of Canterbury to African Churches: Respect Gays

Michael O'Loughlin

The Archbishop of Canterbury, spiritual head of the worldwide Anglican Communion, pleas for respect for LGBT people ahead of his African visit.

Prominent Kenyan Author Comes Out
January 22 2014 9:37 PM ET

Prominent Kenyan Author Comes Out

Trudy Ring

Prize-winning author Binyavanga Wainaina came out as gay over the weekend.

Op-ed: The Imminent Danger of Nigeria's Latest Antigay Legislation
January 21 2014 6:00 AM ET

Op-ed: The Imminent Danger of Nigeria's Antigay Legislation

Ajibola Adigun

Nigeria's new wide-reaching antigay law is a poor distraction in a violent, unstable country.

PHOTOS: Soccer Fans Take a Stand for LGBT Nigerians
January 20 2014 1:55 PM ET

PHOTOS: Soccer Fans Take a Stand for LGBT Nigerians

Sunnivie Brydum

Several soccer fans waved pro-LGBT banners and rainbow flags at a match between the Nigerian and South African national teams on Sunday.

Gay Nigerian: Antigay Law Is a Distraction From Real Problems
January 17 2014 4:44 PM ET

Gay Nigerian: Antigay Law Is a Distraction From Real Problems

Michelle Garcia

The first man to come out in Nigeria on national television was forced to flee three years after doing so. And he says the political climate has only gotten worse.

Nigerian Beaten for Sex With a Man 7 Years Ago
January 16 2014 7:40 PM ET

Nigerian Beaten for Sex With a Man 7 Years Ago

Michelle Garcia

A man in Nigeria was beaten in court this week for having had sexual contact with another man when he was a minor.

Dozens Already Arrested in Nigeria Under Antigay Law
January 14 2014 3:45 PM ET

Dozens Already Arrested in Nigeria Under Antigay Law

Michelle Garcia

Thirty-eight gay people in Nigeria have already been arrested, and a list of 168 LGBT people has been compiled, reportedly through torture.

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