In Nigeria rumours about being gay lead to court

This week in Aba state, Nigeria, the police put 40-year-old Benjamin Ndubuisi on trial for having gay sex with a 23-year-old man, based entirely on rumors. The police alleged that Ndubuisi, who they say is a pastor, had sex with a younger man, Ndukwe, who worked at his church, Ogbor Hill. They based their case […]

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

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 on Diaspora Affairs. As soon the […]

Nigerian envoy snubs LGBTI protestors outside London High Commission

Nigeria’s High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Dr Dalhatu Sarki Tafida refused to receive Nigerian LGBTI protesters, including members of Changing Attitude Nigeria and England, in London during a protest they staged on Tuesday 15 November 2011.  Campaigners staged a “kiss-in” at the Nigerian embassy, Nigeria House, in London to protest against new anti-gay laws. The protesters […]

Kiss Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia Goodbye! Protest against Nigerian bill

Demonstrators outside Nigeria House

  Yesterday evening I joined members of Nigerian LGBTIs in the Diaspora Against Anti-Same-Sex Laws outside Nigeria House in Northumberland Avenue at their Kiss-in against Nigeria’s bid to criminalise same-sex marriage. The protest was organised by the group’s Nigerian coordinator, Yemisi Ilesanmi with Davis Mac-Iyalla of Changing Attitude Nigeria as a gesture of defiance against […]

Anglicans meeting in Africa still in denial about the reality of lesbian and gay people in their churches

Canon Chris Sugden of Anglican Mainstream is reporting from the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion) Divine Commonwealth Conference being held in the National Christian Centre in Abuja, attended by 5000 members of the Church. Archbishop Nicholas Okoh says that the conference is neither an Episcopal Synod, Clergy Conference, nor a gathering only of Anglicans or […]

Response to the Primates meeting

THE PRIMATES’ MEETING OF THE ANGLICAN COMMUNION from Inclusive Church, Changing Attitude England, and Changing Attitude Nigeria Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania Inclusive Church and Changing Attitude give a cautious welcome to the communiqué issued today by the Primates of the Anglican Communion meeting in Dar Es Salaam. We commend the work that the primates have […]

Report from the White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Late night extra

This evening, Davis Mac-Iyalla, Caro Hall and myself have been sitting around the pool at the White Sands Hotel enjoying a barbecue, a live band and a group of tumblers, along with many of the friends we have made during the past 6 days. The press conference this evening was presented by Njongonkulu Ndungane, and […]

Report from the White Sands Hotel, Dar Es Salaam – Day 4

Last night at 1am, unable to sleep, I spent time reading through the comments on Thinking Anglicans. People have posted comments which continue to attack Davis Mac-Iyalla and question his honesty and integrity. Canon Tunde Popoola accused me of having said that on meeting Archbishop Akinola, Davis would either be stoned or that the Archbishop […]

Report from the Primates meeting – Day 3

Davis Mac-Iyalla and Njongonkulu Ndungane

There is a curious dynamic developing in the relationship between myself and Bishop Martyn Minns, Canon David Anderson and Canon Chris Sugden. This morning when Davis and I arrived for breakfast, Martyn rose and introduced myself, Davis and Caro to everyone at his breakfast table, and most especially (as if for the first time) those […]

Open letter to the Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury, the Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, the ACO and ACC

Open Letter to: The Most Revd Dr Rowan Williams, Archbishop of Canterbury The Most Revd Dr John Sentamu, Archbishop of York The Revd Canon Kenneth Kearon, Secretary General Anglican Consultative Council The Rt Revd John Patterson, Bishop of Auckland, Chair Anglican Consultative Council The Revd Canon Phil Groves, Facilitator of the Listening Process Changing Attitude […]