Nigerian assembly bans same sex marriage, imposes long jail sentences

By FRANKIE EDOZIEN, Amsterdam News West Africa Bureau | Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 10:10 am The Nigerian House of Assembly voted Thursday to ban same sex marriage and impose jail terms of 10 -14 years for those convicted. The measure passed unanimously and with no debate or discussion, merely a voice vote. The vote… Continue reading Nigerian assembly bans same sex marriage, imposes long jail sentences

A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays

By FRANKIE EDOZIEN MAY 20 1012 ACCRA, Ghana — The endorsement of marriage rights for same-sex couples by Barack Obama, the African-descended president of the United States, has struck some observers as a political calculation, others as courageous and some here in Africa as outrageous. But might Mr. Obama’s words have also inspired an African… Continue reading A Female President Demands Equal Rights for Africa’s Gays

Ghana’s Growing Gay Pride Faces Now-Familiar Evangelical Backlash

COLORLINES August 30 2011 By Frankie Edozien On particular midweek nights, throngs of men and women gather at a few particular clubs to dance the night away to pulsating beats, and sometimes live music. The men dance provocatively close to each other, with reckless abandon. The few women around do the same with each other.… Continue reading Ghana’s Growing Gay Pride Faces Now-Familiar Evangelical Backlash