UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.
Despite clear indications that criminalizing a person because of their sexual orientation, gender identity, and/or gender expression violates Church teaching, responses from Catholics to anti-LGBTQ human rights abuses have been a mixed bag of both support for and opposition to punitive laws.
The Deputy Director of Research who is a member of the Nigerian National HIV Treatment Task Team at the Nigerian Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), Yaba, spoke weekend in Lagos at a programme tagged: “4 Youth by Youth Designation 2019.”
Young Nigerians are becoming more innovative and daring by the day, and Raldie Young, a young Lagos-based Nigerian is one of them.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
In recent years, the deep division over sexuality in the United Methodist Church has led many in the church to use a word they hadn’t heard since their European history classes: “schism.”
Suicidal ideation in this study was much higher than the average for Nigerian adults and was associated with significantly lower odds of getting tested for HIV.
Argentina and Brazil have become increasingly popular destinations for LGBT+ people seeking asylum
“Coming Out”, in the sense of making a grand announcement about my life feels distant to me now. I remember calling each of my close friends, about 10 years ago, to tell them I was crushing on a girl from school.
A Nigerian student at Abia State Polytechnic was set up, blackmailed and forced to come out to his family following threats from the blackmailers.
The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed as lacking in merit, a suit challenging refusal of the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC), to register a same sex group
Policymakers, donors, and implementers must place greater emphasis on the integration of services to prevent and mitigate the effects of violence into health programming and to create an enabling environment for key populations to access healthcare services and reduce their vulnerabilities to human rights violations, and therefore their risk of contracting HIV.