Protest against Nigerian Anti-LGBT Lawmakers: Friday 27th June 6pm - 8pm

The Nigerian Centenary awards (celebrating Nigeria formally becoming a part of the British Empire in 1914) will be held on Friday 27 June, 7:00pm-1:00am at Waltham Forest Town Hall, Forest Road, Walthamstow, E17 4JF.


Link to Awards website:
http://www.nigeriancentenaryawardsuk.com/

CLHG and our friends at London Black Atheists are planning to join the protest outside the venue Waltham Forest Town Hall from 6:00pm-8:00pm.

To be clear, we are not against the awards, the suggestion is to protest the attendance of those who supported and voted for the Anti-LGBT bill.

Hon Abike Dabire is the House Rep Chairperson on Diaspora and she was and still is a staunch supporter of criminalisng Nigerian LGBTs. She is attending the event and possibly receiving an award.

Londoners need to let her know that her anti-lgbt stance has turned some Nigerians into asylum seekers and made life hell for LGBT persons in Nigeria, therefore she is not welcome in London.

The Nigerian High Commissioner to the UK, will be Chairing the event.

This Protest information is to be kept confidential for now. This is because we do not want the Awards organisers getting wind of the protest planned and attempting to stop it. This is also why a Facebook event page for this protest is not being created. However, we hope interested persons will pass across this the protest info by word of mouth or email to other people that might be interested in attending the protest.

It would be great if groups and especially individuals show their support for this on the basis that the lawmakers who criminalised Nigerian LGBTs should not think it is all over and done with. Nigerian LGBT will continue the fight for freedom in their own way. Letting the Nigerian lawmakers know that Nigerian LGBT based in London and their supporters, are not going to be silenced especially when they show up in our territory is one way to be heard.

Please come along with posters, banners and Rainbow flags.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Oh and just in case you do not know who I am referring to it is the LAAGer's. I am writing a book that now has a publisher about my experiences since the 7/7 London bombings to find peace and I certainly did not find it in them.

    I am the robot that rebelled - having no freewill and all.

    Blessing and may the Peace of the Lord be upon you - no now I am taking the piss - but I am a robot so cannot be held responsible!!!

    Fiona

    June 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually just having read the whole of the post I am against any celebrations that include celebrating a country joining an Empire. Why ? - because Empires are created by bullying and domination and I don't want to support anything that celebrates that. Commonwealth possibly but Empire definitely no.

    Africa has a proud tradition of its own. It does not need to join a white suppremicist imperial power a.k.a Britain to know that it is of value.

    And I am glad to know that supposing that the demonstration is outside on the street that it will be disability accessible. LGBT disabled people do exist you know - just certain people who use disabled people as cartoon characters while saying how much they stand for Justice do not seem to recognise that there is no point saying how much they stand for Justice while they do not admit disabled people to their meeting because they meet in disability inaccessible venues.

    June 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I can't go but as a bi-sexual woman I support you whole heartedly and if you can protest against that disgusting council please do.

    June 26, 2014

  • Hoogendoorn W.

    can we inform Galha? (LGBT humanist )

    June 24, 2014

    • Clive A.

      Great idea Wilemien. I'll let Galha know. See you on Friday (I'll bring those CDs).

      June 24, 2014

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