College of Bishops meet as LGB&T Nigerian Anglicans live in fear

Today the College of Bishops of the Church of England meets to discuss the Pilling Report. Among those discussing the Report are a number of gay bishops who are unwilling or unable to reveal their sexuality for fear of – well, fear of what? Reprisals? Shame? Rebukes from conservatives? I lived much of my life […]

Changing Attitude Nigeria condemns the signing of the Anti-Gay Bill banning same sex marriage

On the 13th January 2014, the President of Nigeria Goodluck Jonathan secretly signed a Bill banning same sex marriage and outlawing any organization that actively supports gay rights. This new law threatens fundamental human rights and freedom of association. Changing  Attitude Nigeria strongly feels that this new law stands as injustice to the LGBT community […]

Nigerian House of Representatives pass anti-gay marriage bill

The Nigerian House of Representatives today approved the bill banning gay marriage and outlawing anyone from forming organizations supporting gay rights, setting prison terms of up to 14 years for offenders. It has moved a step further to being passed into law. The bill will now be sent to President Goodluck Jonathan for him to […]

Davis Mac-Iyalla reports on the London Forum on ongoing Constitutional Reform in Nigeria

Davis Mac-Iyalla centre, Hon.Mulikat O. Akande-Adeola, House Leader, member of Constitution Review Committee on his right and Hon. Betty Apiafi, Deputy Chair, House Committee on Diaspora Affairs on his left×113.jpg 300w” sizes=”(max-width: 448px) 100vw, 448px” />Davis Mac-Iyalla, founder of Changing Attitude Nigeria, attended The London Forum on ongoing Constitutional Reform in Nigeria at the London Metropolitan University on Saturday 15 December 2012. The guest speakers were Hon. Mulikat Akande-Adeola, House Leader, member of Constitutional review committee and Hon. Betty Apiafi, Deputy Chair, House Committee […]

Lawyer sues Nigerian government over gay rights law

The controversy over the passage of the bill that limits sexual minorities has been taken a notch higher with a Nigeria based lawyer, Robert Igbinedion, heading to court to challenge the Senate’s passage of the Same-Sex Prohibition Bill. In a suit filed at the Federal High Court in Lagos on behalf of the “sexual minorities”, […]

The effect of the taboo against same-sex marriage in Nigeria

At the New Year, Uche Sam, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria, sent a message to his members in the context of the anti-gay marriage act. He began by sharing his fear that at the turn of the year, Nigeria is harbouring a lot of homes where husbands will be unfaithful to their wives and families. Ignorance about […]

Nigeria’s Anti-gay Marriage Bill will ultimately be counter-productive

Allafrica reports that the Anti same gender marriage bill 2011 was introduced into Nigeria’s House of Representatives on Wednesday following the Senate vote the previous week. No debate took place during the introduction of the bill and a date has not yet been set for it. The house has to vote in favour of the […]

Nigerian Senate votes for draconian anti-gay law to ban same-sex marriage

The Nigerian Senate voted on Tuesday 29 November to criminalise same-sex marriages and civil unions, with penalties of up to 14 years jail for participants and 10 years jail for anyone who helps or witnesses such a marriage or union. The bill also says that same-sex marriages contracted in foreign country shall be void in […]

Reports that Nigerian Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill 2011 will be voted today

Yesterday evening, Uche Sam, Director of Changing Attitude Nigeria, alerted me that the Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill is to be voted on today. This morning, Davis Mac-Iyalla reported the same news. A report from Nigeria posted later said the bill was submitted to the senate yesterday after review by the committee but there has […]