For further enquiries, or if you need support and help, please see below a number of organisations you may wish to contact.
If you are based in Nigeria and need help you can contact:
The Initiative for Equal Rights
9B Nob-Oluwa Street (opposite Babcock University Secondary School), Ogba, Lagos.
Is Anyone In Africa support group
Women’s Health and Equal Rights Initiative
If you are Nigerian living in the UK and need help, you can contact:
If you are Nigerian living in the USA and need help, you can contact:
Center for Integration and Courageous Living
14327 South Stewart Ave Chicago Illinois 60827
Contact person: John Adewoye
Phone number: +17736635210
If you are outside Nigeria we suggest you speak to your family doctor (if you feel able), or to talk to any LGBT charities locally that might support you. You can find more information via these links:
http://www.arsrc.org – news and research on human sexuality in Africa, including LGBT issues.
https://www.outrightinternational.org– international advocacy organization that offers country-specific information.
http://ilga.org – international advocacy organization with regional chapters.
http://www.iglyo.com – an international organization uniting LGBTQ organizations serving youth and students.
http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/whats-my-area – an LGBT rights organization in the UK that provides information on sexual orientation and gender identity.
http://au.reachout.com/lgbtiq-support-services – an online organisation providing information on LGBTQI support services in Australia.
http://uklgig.org.uk – a charity promoting the rights of LGBTI people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate to the UK.
http://nostringsng.com – Nigeria’s No.1 advocacy resource platform for LGBTIQ News, information, podcast, opinions etc.
If you are feeling suicidal then you may want to talk to a trusted friend or family member until you feel better, to take yourself to hospital (ER/A&E), talk to your mental health team/supporter (if you have one), or you can email or call the Samaritans in complete confidence no matter what time of the day or night it is
Resources for the wellbeing of LGBT people can also be found at: http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/lgbtq-mental-health/