This is the story that I wanted to write. It was a girl who fell in love with another girl. It probably happened to be on my mind a lot because I am from Nigeria and there are those homophobic sentiments in Nigeria. And I’m aware of them.
According to a report released in February by the Nigerian police, Abdul Lawal, dressed as the groom, and Umar Tahir, dressed as the bride, were just about to take their seats at their well-attended marriage ceremony on Feb. 6, when plainclothes police broke up the party and whisked them away to jail, along with several of the guests.
Since March 2012, House Of Rainbow has provided a Safe House for the safety and protection of persecuted LGBT people in Nigeria. The work by the House became more poignant in the rise of violence against LGBT persons since January 2014.
The house is in Danger of closing down by 31st March 2015
Since 2012, we have provided emergency accommodation to LGBT people. We continue to maintain a safe place for those who needed somewhere when there is violence and or crisis at their homes or communities based on SOGI.
We need your HELP NOW to save this project.
shares By Kenny Brandmuse: When I first told my ex-wife that I was gay, we were far from being married. I wanted her to find other men honorably, who had a thing for women. I never did. I ‘swear down.’ I was only obeying the popular demand of traditions. Now, this was my terrible mistake. No one […]
shares By: Stephen Chukwumah In Nigeria recently LGBTQ issues was in the news again following a campaign called the Free and Equal Naija. A group of LGBTQ activists, lawyers and organizations had come together to work on the campaign with an aim of celebrating human rights day and also calling on Nigerians to end violence […]