LGBTQIA World News Roundup

By Tricia Boucher

Blackmail, prejudice and persecution: gay rights in Nigeria

The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act, signed into law in 2014, both banned same-sex relationships and reinforced prejudice against LGBT persons…and decreased safety for LGBT persons while increasing police corruption.

Costa Rica center-left easily wins presidency in vote fought on gay rights

With 61% of the vote, Carlos Alvarado Quesada won the presidential race in Costa Rica.  The winner ran on a pro-LGBT platform, supporting the decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights.

Same-sex marriage legislation for NI

A bill to legislate (and allow) same-sex marriage has been introduced …in Northern Ireland, the only part of the UK where same-sex marriage is illegal.


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