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Nigeria’s queers say ‘enough’

Notorious police unit that harassed LGBTQ+ community disbanded after widespread protests.

The Qwelane case: When human rights meet human rights

The Jon Qwelane case brings into focus the tension between hate speech and freedom of expression

Dancer and queer rights activist Kirvan Fortuin’s final farewell

The slain dancer and choreographer was so much more than an internationally celebrated artist. They were also a proud queer rights activist and a beloved child and friend

Nigeria is still a very dangerous place to be different

Nigeria is moving far too slowly in terms of accommodating different genders and sexualities, sacrificing happiness, liberties and lives.

What it means to be kitoed

Homophobia in the digital space has violent real-world consequences for Nigeria’s queer community

Tragic trailblazer Fashanu honoured as homophobic United fans shamed

Fashanu will be honoured on what would have been his 59th birthday, an occasion also marked by a reminder from Manchester United that homophobia still exists in football

Even religious freedom has its limits

When a business decides who can or cannot buy their services or products, is this discrimination?

My hardest story: Reporting on being queer in Tunisia

Reporting on queer issues is always tough. But Tunisia was something else

Banning protests at the Olympics ignores the games’ history

It is the year of the Tokyo Olympics, and the International Olympic Committee was quickly out of the blocks with new guidelines regarding athlete...

EDITORIAL: Nigerian law is the criminal, not gay people

Social mores and prejudices forged in Lagos are echoed in the intimate spaces of people all over the continent

Musician hunted in Kenya, humiliated in South Africa, at home in Canada

After coming out as gay, the Kenyan musician fled to South Africa seeking asylum. Yet he faced discrimination here too

MPs must kill the anti-gay Bill in Uganda

Proposed legislation imposes the death penalty for gay sex or ‘recruitment’. But love is not a crime

Folau’s social media in mystery shutdown

The former Wallaby launched legal action against Rugby Australia earlier this month, demanding an apology, compensation and the right to play again

Folau ‘anti-gay’ crowdfunding campaign shut down

Folau, a purportedly devout Christian, was fired last month after a Rugby Australia tribunal found him guilty of "high-level" misconduct

Botswana to rule on scrapping anti-gay laws

Homosexual acts are outlawed in Botswana — one of Africa's most stable, democratic nations — under the country's penal code of 1965

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