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Wilton Manors in Florida becomes the state’s first city to have an entirely LGBTQ city council

Florida voters elect all-LGBTQ local council

Palm Springs, California, last year became the first locality in the U.S. to do so, according to the Victory Fund, which tracks lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer candidates and elected officials, NBC News reports.

Nigeria pledges to domesticate human rights treaties, address impunity

Nigeria will work to domesticate human rights treaties, take action to address impunity by security agencies and retain moratorium.

US warns its citizens in Tanzania ahead of anti-gay crackdown

The United States has warned its citizens in Tanzania to be cautious after commercial capital Dar es Salaam announced a crackdown on homosexuality, which is a criminal offense in the East African country.
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Presidential Candidate, Atiku Abubakar

2019: Nigerian lesbians, gays declare support for Atiku Abubakar

Ahead of 2019 general elections, the Diverse, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Rights Movement in Nigeria, has declared support for Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, the presidential candidate of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

US ends visas for same-sex partners

The US has announced it will deny diplomatic visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats and United Nations employees.
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Kenyan court lifts ban on lesbian love film

Kenya on Friday overturned a ban on Rafiki, a film about a lesbian love affair and the first ever movie from the country to be shown at the Cannes film festival.

Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin ‘affected’ by on and off pitch abuse

Bellerin, 23, says he has been forced to "grow thick skin" to cope with insults relating to his passion for fashion and his hairstyle as well as his performances on the pitch.

Malaysian PM: Caning of lesbians against Islamic compassion

Malaysian Prime Minister, Dr Mahathir Mohamad, stoked further legal controversy over homosexuality when he denounced the caning of two Muslim women for attempting lesbian sex.

Primate Okoh: Homosexuality hindering Nigeria’s progress

Nicholas Okoh, primate of the Church of Nigeria (Anglican Communion), says homosexuality is hindering the nation’s progress by “veritably poisoning” the society.

Two women caned for lesbian sex

Two Malaysian women were caned Monday for having lesbian sex in violation of strict Islamic laws, sparking outrage from activists at the "inhuman and degrading" punishment.

Report: Zimbabwe gays applaud ‘reasonable’ President Mnangagwa

The Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) advocacy group has applauded President Emmerson Mnangagwa for "understanding" them better than his predecessor Robert Mugabe and the opposition parties, a report on Tuesday said.
Comedian Peter Price (72), who underwent conversion therapy at the age of eighteen intended to "cure" his homosexuality, poses alongside the Wirral river in his hometown of Liverpool on July 5, 2018.Peter Price was 18 when he underwent conversion therapy, intended to "cure" his homosexuality. After three days of intensive therapy, it failed -- but left a damaging legacy. The British government this week announced its intention to ban the practice, as part of a new action plan to tackle discrimination against the gay community./ AFP PHOTO / LINDSEY PARNABY

As UK ban looms, gay ‘conversion therapy’ still haunts subjects

Peter Price was 18 when he underwent conversion therapy, which was intended to "cure" his homosexuality but instead left him deeply damaged.
England fan and LGBT+ rights campaigner Di Cunningham displays a rainbow flag before England's first World Cup match. [AFP|Getty Images]

Three Lions Pride: Russian people have been ‘really welcoming’

Di Cunningham of Three Lions Pride says she is pleased that she has come to Russia to support England at the World Cup.
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President Kenyatta: 99% of Kenyans support laws criminalizing same-sex unions

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta has firmly reiterated that he will continue to respect Kenyan laws regarding same-sex relationships. Kenya like much of Africa criminalize such relationships.

Jay-Z: I cried when my mother told me she was in love with another...

American rapper Jay-Z says he cried when his mother, Gloria Carter, revealed to him that she was in love with another woman.

How I was kidnapped, gang-raped via social media – Model

A 23-year old model, identified as (Complainant A) on Friday narrated how she was lured via social media, kidnapped and gang-raped by three men in Lagos.

Egypt to free on bail two held for raising rainbow flag

An Egyptian court has ruled to release on bail two people arrested over the raising of an LGBT rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

Gay fans warned over holding hands at Russia World Cup

Gay football fans at the 2018 World Cup will be warned about holding hands in public as part of advice on keeping safe in Russia.

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The EU published contingency plans for a “no-deal” Brexit on Tuesday, outlining a host of travel rights Britons would lose, from recognition of driving licences to loss of pet passports.

INEC: 13,000 PVCs unclaimed in Kuje

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), says no fewer than 13,000 registered voters were yet to collect their Permanent Voters Cards (PVCs) in Kuje Area Council of the FCT.
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Kwara bye-election: PDP warns against use of security to intimidate voters

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has cautioned against “plot’’ to use the police as a tool to intimidate voters and rig the Irepodun/Ekiti/Oke-Ero/Isin Federal Constituency by-election in Kwara scheduled for Saturday.
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Federal government awards N206 billion contract for 2nd Niger Bridge to Julius Berger

The federal government has awarded Julius Berger Construction Company a N206 billion contract for the main work on the 2nd Niger Bridge.

Rob Shuter: MTN to acquire banking licence in Nigeria

Rob Shuter, the chief executive officer at MTN Group, says the group will acquire an independent banking licence in Nigeria by 2019.