LGBT activist confronts Nigerian president during Washington visit

A gay Nigerian activist who sought asylum in the United States confronted President Goodluck Jonathan over the country’s recently passed anti-LGBT law at a dinner in the president’s honor hosted by business groups in Washington on Wednesday. Micheal Ighodaro left Nigeria in 2012 after his ribs and hand were broken in an attack in the capital of Abuja and is now a fellow at the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission in New York. “If you think the law is unconstitutional, you have the right to go to court,” the activist says President Goodluck Jonathan told him. Read More