Since the infamous bill become law recently, many LGBT and human rights activists have pulled together resources to try to fight the law. Interestingly enough the first person to attempt to bring down the law is a straight ally, Teriah Joseph Ebah, who does not live in Nigeria. The case was however dismissed as the court said the plaintiff could not prove how the law harmed him personally and hence he was not qualified to bring the case to the court. From what I’ve been told, this is not at all the end of the line, even though it is a setback of sorts but it leaves open the door for a future case. The clear problem is that the only ones who are affected by this ruling may have unique difficulties in actually bringing this case to court since it means that one has to admit to being gay for the law to be seen as a source of harm and coming out carries certain risks – loss of employment, verbal and physical attacks among others. However LGBT activists seem positive and I really hope z new, stronger case is made soon. Read the rest of the story here.
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I had the singular pleasure of attending the Queens Pride a few weeks ago. Not being a fan of outdoor events (I have never been to a concert) I wasn’t thrilled initially but curiosity won hands down over initial reluctance. Do I regret going? NO WAY. Going to a new country and experiencing their way of life is one thing, but going to experience and see a whole new side to being gay is an opportunity not to be missed! Read the rest of this entry »