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Photos: Global protests of Nigeria’s anti-gay law

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Scenes from today’s Global Day of Action protests against Nigeria’s new anti-gay law …

WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S.

Nigeria protest DC 3 7 2014 photo5 Statement from the Washington, D.C. protest: “Homophobia is a Western import, homosexuality is not” (Photo courtesy of the Center for Global Health Policy)

“We should also not forget our LGBT friends who are also suffering in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, The Gambia, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, and The Congo.” Jane Wothaya, Kenya, Human Rights Campaign, in front of Nigeria Embassy today.

On Jan 14, 2014, Nigeria enacted a bill that imposes a 14-year prison sentence for same-sex marriage and 10 years for supporting LGBT organizations. Dozens have been arrested since the bill was passed in December. Mob violence against LGBT people in Nigeria has increased. Today, the Nigerian LGBT community and their friends, families and allies live in an atmosphere of fear and insecurity.

Nearly 95,000 people have signed an online petition against the…

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