Nigerian podcast, website join fight against homophobia

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More than a year after Nigeria’s harsh anti-gay law took effect, two new voices have emerged to speak on behalf of LGBTI Nigerians, while also informing them and others about the impacts of the nation’s anti-gay repression.

  • No Strings podcast logoThe “No Strings” podcast, produced in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, by a mass communications student, aims to “inform and educate LGBT people, especially those in Nigeria, concerning how they can stay positive, and deal with the hate that comes from being different.”
  • The “Where Love is a Crime” website, produced by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs), based in Lagos, Nigeria, provides information and commentary about the law, health, relationships, advocacy and human rights. The website was officially launched on May 17, 2015 (the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia), just before TIERs also launched:
  • A toll-free line for LGBTI Nigerians who need legal aid, counseling on sexuality issues, or referrals to…

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