The streets of Twitter witnessed a new trend by members of the LGBTQ in Nigeria as they advocated for their rights. The official hashtag was #EndHomophobiaInNigeria.
This trend came up after disturbing reports on several violent attacks on members of the LGBTQ community in Nigeria.
Same-sex relations are not allowed in the country and has been stated in the constitution, offenders who are caught are made to face the consequences of their actions.
Apparently, Nigerians take laws into their hands and never alert the authorities when offenders are caught.
Taking to Twitter, a new trend, #EndHomophobiaInNigeria, has a lot of people talking, some expressed support and others strong disapproval of the LGBTQ community in Nigeria and at large.
You won't employ them because they is gay.
You'd sack them because you found out they are gay.
You'd beat them because they are gay.
You'd kill them because they are gay.
You'd rape them to turn straight.
Now who is worse?#EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— Baby (Ph.D) (@Royal_dadd) March 11, 2020
How can I help the LGBT community in Nigeria? Other than just tweeting #EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— Tola (@AnneTitcombe) March 12, 2020
We r all beautiful but differently…
— Tariq Fresh Yo (@LoveCuldBeUandi) March 12, 2020
Gay people aren’t the reason why y’all are raped. Rapists are the reason y’all are raped. If we decided to lynch every heterosexual man we come across cause of how much women are raped, will y’all support it ? So how’s that an excuse ? #EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— ebele. (@ebelee_) March 11, 2020
All the people that cared about pedophilia yesterday during #EndHomophobiaInNigeria are suddenly unbothered today. No sense. Just vibes.
— Ọmọ Get Inside (@oh_yinda) March 12, 2020
A man was murdered
A movement was born
Trending Conversation was had for 2days straight and yet we weren't covered!
Mainstream media didn't cover us !
Our lives don't matter to them.
They didn't waste time to cover jussie smollett
We will remember this#EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— Lionelkings🌈 (@Lionelkings1) March 12, 2020
No one deserves to die because of their sexual orientation #EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— kainene (@kaine_uzama) March 12, 2020
So in the spirit of solidarity , I have been with quite a number of influential people who claim to be straight to the community but downlow are freaks for this booty behind closed doors #EndHomophobiainNigeria
— CalleePygian (@Fruitykim69) March 12, 2020
Lesbians don’t experience half the harassment effeminate gay men experience on a daily basis. We are one ☝🏾! #EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— epicfuckery (@annywealthfx) March 12, 2020
We really need more LGBT folks to share their experiences and write more. This I believe would go a long way in fighting this homophobia. #EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— Atúnlútò (@LastClaroBender) March 12, 2020
I jst wnt 2 tell u that at the end of the day,
You are killing your brother.
Your cousin, the one you enjoy his company so much.
You are killing your friend, the one that has always been there for you.
I'm just here to remind you who you are hating. #EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— Official Naughty Boy (@jaek_ay) March 12, 2020
Who I love is not your problem or your choice.. But who or what you hate is. #EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— Jesse of lagos🌈 (@Jesse65794271) March 12, 2020
#EndHomophobiaInNigeria by ending it in your group chat. On your TL. In your church. In your living room. In your relationship.
End it by unlearning your own bigotry. Call it out when your people make homophobic jokes. Challenge everyone who normalises homophobia around you.
— OluTimehin Adegbeye (@OhTimehin) March 11, 2020
Someone said to me a while ago that he'd rather lose that brother of his and have him killed by homophobes than having him alive and then knowing he is gay.
I stood up, dusted my feet and walked away. He stinks!#EndHomophobiaInNigeria
— Baby (Ph.D) (@Royal_dadd) March 10, 2020