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Open Letter to LGBT Nigerians and Diaspora: Stand Fast, Change is Coming

They are afraid, of our voices, of our power, of our resiliency. They are afraid of a younger generation of citizens, activists, and diaspora, and our collective belief in a more progressive Nigeria. They are afraid of our growing influence as we gather allies not just from the west, but from our fellow countrymen. They don’t want to see it happen — our liberation — but they will. They want to maintain the status quo — even to our country’s detriment — but they will not succeed. Stand fast, change is coming.

Not Your Ordinary Thanksgiving: Reflections on Nigeria’s Anti-LGBT Bill (from a Gay Nigerian)

Today, as I await the news of Nigeria’s latest anti-LGBT bill, I feel like an abandoned child who belongs nowhere — it has nothing to do with not having a place to eat Turkey.

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