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LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK

28 Jun

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Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex laws with the support of GALHA, London Black Atheists and other LGBT activists staged a demonstration at the venue of Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK.

The demonstration took place on the eve of London Pride, Friday 27 at Waltham Forest Town Hall, Walthamstow, London.  Standing outside the venue of the awards, the lgbt/Human rights activists unequivocally condemned the Anti-Lgbt law which stipulates 14 years jail term for Nigerian gays, Bisexuals and Transgender and 10 years imprisonment for anyone who supports LGBTS or advocates for LGBT rights.

At the entrance of the venue, the activists peacefully engaged guests on the importance of equal rights. They also used the occasion to chastise the lawmaker, Hon. Abike Dabiri, for her homophobic support of the 14 years jail term for Nigerian gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgenders.

The demonstrators spoke against the criminalisation of sexual minorities and Nigeria’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition law.  They urged the guests to remember the many Nigerians who are made homeless, beaten up on the streets and jailed for their sexual orientation.

The Nigerian Centenary Awards UK was organised to celebrate 100 years of the amalgamation of Nigeria (1914-2014) and also give awards to 100 outstanding Nigerians in the UK.  The organiser of the protest, Yemisi Ilesanmi, said the demonstrators are not against the awards but sees it as an opportunity to raise awareness on the criminalisation of Nigerian LGBTs and protest the attendance of homophobic law maker, Hon Abike Dabiri. She said the ‘Jail the gays’ law has turned many Nigerian LGBTs into asylum seekers and urged every Nigerian to embrace equality for all.

Speaking during the demonstration, Yemisi Ilesanmi said:

We are here to speak out on behalf of all oppressed Nigerian LGBTs who have been denied a voice in Nigeria. We are here to put a face on Nigerian LGBTs. We are here to remind you that LGBT Nigerians are not criminals and are worthy of celebration. We are here to remind all those who criminalised us and are turning us into asylum seekers that we will not be silenced. We are LGBT Nigerians and we are proud.”

The lgbt activists chanted “Equal rights for gay Nigerians, Equal rights for everyone” while engaging guests in discussion on equality and LGBT rights.

The demonstrators left the guests with the message “Nigerian LGBTS and LGBT rights supporters are not criminals and we will not be silenced in our fight for our human rights. We hope as Nigeria celebrates its hundred years of existence, its people will also celebrate diversity and do away with homophobic, biphobic and transphobic laws.”

For further info contact

Yemsii Ilesanmi –

nanfs2001@yahoo.com

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Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans: 8th Jan, 2014 London rally against Ugandan homophobic bill outside Ugandan High Commission, London.

15 Jan

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In Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans.

In Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans.

Love not Hate!

Love not Hate!

In solidarity!

In solidarity!

In Solidarity!

In Solidarity!

Together We Can!

Together We Can!

Stand up for Equality for ALL!

Stand up for Equality for ALL!

Stand up for Equal Rights!

Stand up for Equal Rights!

Speak out against discrimination!

Speak out against discrimination!

Saying NO to Uganda Homophobic bill!

Saying NO to Uganda Homophobic bill!

Scrap the Anti-LGBT bill!

Scrap the Anti-LGBT bill!

Sodomy law is a colonial relic. Repeal it now!

Sodomy law is a colonial relic. Repeal it now!

Love not Hate!

Love not Hate!

Stand up for Equality for ALL!

Stand up for Equality for ALL!

On Equality we stand!

On Equality we stand!

Say NO to discrimination.

Say NO to discrimination.

Together We Can!

Together We Can!

In Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans.

In Solidarity with LGBT Ugandans.

Say NO to Ugandan and Nigerian Anti- LGBT bills

Say NO to Ugandan and Nigerian Anti- LGBT bills

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Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora at World Pride, London.

15 Jul

Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws made its Pride debut at 2012  World Pride , London.

Join Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Walking Group at World Pride, London!

6 Jul

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Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora will be joining the walking group at World Pride in London.

Join us on Baker Street from 10:15am, the Procession starts at 11:00am on SATURDAY 7 JULY, 2012.

Nigerian LGBTIs in diaspora will be in the PURPLE SECTION of the parade, from York Street to Marylebone Road, towards the northern end of Baker Street.

Look for the Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Banner… you can’t miss us!

N.B. Allies are also welcome to join the group!

Come Rain or Shine, let’s make this a world pride to remember!

YEMMYnisting

Proudly Feminist, Proudly Bisexual, Proudly Atheist.

FtBConscience

Atheism with a conscience

Nigerian LGBTI in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws

Nigerian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transsexual and Inter sex( LGBTI) in Diaspora Against Anti Same sex Law is an independent campaign group to protest the Anti Same Sex Marriage bill presently before the Nigerian lawmakers and to demand for the repeal of all existing Anti same sex laws in Nigeria. We believe in equal love and equal rights for all. Decriminalise all homophobic laws because LGBTI Rights are Human Rights.

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