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‘Bisi Alimi, You Inspire Me’ : Teri Gender Bender

Bisi Alimi, You Inspire Me

Teri Gender Bender from Le Butcherettes writes about how Nigerian activist Bisi Alimi has been an inspiration to her mission to change the world.

“In Mexico, taxes don’t go to where they should go. They go into the pockets of the corrupt, therefore the country is surrounded in beautiful filth. It is a homophobic country where friends of mine had to hide their sexuality with the fear that they would be disowned by their family and fired from their jobs.”

Richard Branson takes a stand

Branson condemn’s homophobia of Nigerian Government

Richard Branson calls on those with influence to exert it to oppose the Nigerian laws against same-sex marriage and its accompanying prison sentence.

People are born gay. In countries where gay people are accepted, they are amongst the most creative and dynamic people in society and countries should embrace them not prosecute them.

Nigerian Senate votes for draconian anti-gay law

Same-sex marriage and civil unions to be banned.

14 years jail for participants, 10 years jail for helpers & witnesses. Gay advocacy groups & same-sex public affection to be outlawed. Sweeping criminalisation contravenes Article 42 of the Nigerian constitution.

This bill violates the equality and non-discrimination guarantees of Article 42 of the Nigerian Constitution and Articles 2 and 3 of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights, which Nigeria has signed and pledged to uphold.