One of the recent news stories Polari has been following is that of the Nigerian government kicking off about gay marriage. It is now officially banned. This in a country where it’s already illegal to be gay, and where leading figures call for the execution of anyone who ‘commits’ homosexual acts (for want of a better phrase).
In his blog this week, Richard Brason took a stand against these repressive tactics. “All of us with influence in Nigeria must do what we can to stop this cruel law. I would urge educated Nigerians all over the world to do what they can to help fight this discrimination.”