by Akin Akintayo
Last week the Nigerian Senate debated the Same Gender Marriage (Prohibition) Bill 2011 which passed its second reading and it has now moved to committee stage, however, the fact is Nigeria does not need such a law because there is no prospect of homosexuality gaining any normalcy in the society because the concept of same-sex marriage can take root.
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by Akin Akintayo
This is a press release by Writers and Academics Against Homophobia. Feel free to append your signatures in the comment section, and to share this petition through your social networks. _________________________________ We the undersigned condemn in the strongest possible terms the murder of Mr David Kato the Ugandan gay rights campaigner. We wish to state emphatically that homosexuality is neither a [...]Read more ›
On Monday, 1st March, a group of activists and civil society organisations in Uganda presented a petition signed by 450,000 people from across the world opposing the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. The Petition was presented to Edward Sekandi, the Ugandan Speaker of Parliament and called for Parliament to “enact laws that will protect people and not humiliate or kill them”. It pointed [...]Read more ›
I’m writing this post in response to number of articles on the prevalence of homophobia in Africa and to try and give some perspective and historical context. In the last six months we have seen the expression of homophobia with the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill; the arrest of gay Malawian couple, Tiwonge Chimbalanga and Steven Monjeza, for getting married; [...]Read more ›
This is a problem, and not just a Ugandan problem.Read more ›