U.S. Lawmakers Protest the Arrest Gay people at Wedding in Nigeria.
A group of Black American LGBTQ lawmakers protested outside the Nigerian Embassy in Northwest Washington, condemning the recent arrest and public display of 67 gay individuals at a same-sex wedding in Delta State. The protest was in response to the arrest and the subsequent parade of the individuals by the Nigerian police. The event has sparked conversations since homosexual relationships are illegal in Nigeria, with the country’s anti-gay law stipulating a 14-year prison term for anyone convicted of having same-sex relations. The lawmakers demanded the release of all detainees and called for the charges to be dropped. They emphasized that Nigeria’s discriminatory laws against the LGBTQ community infringe upon fundamental human rights. READ MORE