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Micheal Ighodaro is an Assisant Professor in Global LGBTI Studies at The New School University in New York. He is among activists fighting for laws and attitudes affecting LGBT people in countries across the world. In 2015, Ighodaro was named a White House Honoree and a World Refugee Champion of Change for his work with the New York-based Aids Vaccine Advocacy Coaltion (AVAC) and the Housing Works organisation which helps people coping with HIV/Aids and homelessness. He more recently became a board member for Outright International, which fights for LGBT rights worldwide.

 

 
In a recent interview with <a href="http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-sex/gay-nigeria-lgbt-reality-life-violence-west-africa-flee-micheal-ighodaro-us-abuse-homophobia-a77411...

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In the lead-up to IDAHOT (the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia) 2017, UNAIDS spoke with Kene Esom, the Executive Director of AMSHeR. AMSHeR promotes non-discrimination, particularly discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and advocates for access to quality health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in Africa.

 

Tell us about the changes across the African continent since AMSHeR started nine years ago

AMSHeR was established to address discrimination and human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity, the disproportionate vulnerability to HIV of men who have sex with men and the policy and social barriers that hinder access to services for lesbi...

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International award-winning novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was in Lagos during the summer of 2016 where she taught a writing workshop as part of an annual event that sees her shuttling between Nigeria and the US. The writing workshop ended in a question-and-answer session, during which a young man asked Adichie a question. She told The Guardian of UK in a recent interview that she recalled the young man saying, “I used to love you. I’ve read all your books. But since you started this whole feminism thing, and since you started to talk about this gay thing, I’m just not sure about you any more. How do you intend to keep the love of people like me?” Adichie said her friends were furious at the young man’s question, but she rather liked his bravery and honesty in asking. She replied hi...

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Renowned author, activist, and writing teacher at the Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago, Unoma Azuah is one of Africa’s big forces championing causes for LGBTQI rights in Nigeria. With many publications to her credit, the award-winning author recently published ‘Blessed Body: Secret Lives of LGBT Nigerians’, a book on the lives of LGBT Nigerians. On 14th February 2017, she will be speaking at Yale University on ‘Visual Activisim for the African LGBT: A look at the documentary ‘Born This Way’. In this interview with ATTITUDE</...

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Tall and handsome Nollywood actor-cum-producer Benson Okonkwo a.k.a ‘Mr Packaging’ is sought-after in the movie industry. Over the years, so much has been said and written about his sexuality with many alleging that he is reportedly gay. In a recent interview with PUNCH’s Sunday Scoop, Okonkwo said he has a girlfriend and she does not mind seeing him locking lips with men in movies. In his words, Okonkwo said, “My girlfriend knows I am just being professional in doing my job. As for my family, I am from a free-thinking home.”

 

 

On the movie, Benson the Maniac, that he produced which has a gay theme, the popular actor said, “I did not do Benson the Maniac to spur more homosexual rumours about myself, or to generate publicity. It wa...

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International gay rights activist Bisi Alimi quit bachelorhood in November 2016 when he married his lover Anthony Davis at a beautiful ceremony that held in London. Speaking for the first time on his marriage, Bisi Alimi spoke to KitoDiaries.Com about what it felt like getting married to the love of his life. When asked if he sees his wedding as a reference point for LGBT activism in Nigeria, Alimi said, “It feels good to hear my wedding being regarded as an LGBT “reference point”.

 

“However that was not the plan. I was marrying the man I love, and although we both knew our marriage was a political “fuck you” to...

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