Some Nigerians attach gay, LGBT rights to EndSARS protests, see tweets
While citizens in the country and abroad are protesting that the Muhammadu Buhari led Federal government administration end the operations of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SAR) of the Nigerian police force there have been various diversions in recent days.
Some Nigerians have joined the cause to use the platform to advocate to end bad governance, some for electoral reforms and some for a reduction in wages of the national assembly.
The latest angle is that of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT).
While the LGBT community are popularly referred to as Gay people, some Nigerians have taken to social media to advocate for equal rights.
Nigeria is one of the countries in the world where the LGBT community is against the law and some people want that to change.
See tweets below
There is absolutely no reason why the lgbtq community shouldn’t protest, protesting alone will only put them in danger, they’d easy targets. So why can’t they find protection in our numbers? It’s one Nigeria isn’t? Just except the gays. #EndSARS #QueerNigerianlivesmatter
— JB 🧘🏾♀️❤️ SARS MUST GO!!! (@oluwapelumi_ii) October 19, 2020
— Crochet Creator 🧶 (@Ore_akiinde) October 18, 2020
The fight is against Police Brutality, trying to segregate it to the LGBTQ community doesn’t make sense.
— Uncle chu (@chubiei) October 18, 2020
Even if LGBTQ+ is a crime in Nigeria, they deserve fair hearing in courts rather being brutalized by police officers.
— Ade (@doyeean) October 18, 2020
LGBTQ people are humans. They’re first human before their sexuality. The reason there is so much outrage is:
-We never fight Sars war finish, we wan add another?
-In Nigeria, it’s still not in our constitution, you wan fight the policy? We never win sars war my G.
— Ada~Beke💦🌺✨ (@blvck_Witch) October 18, 2020
SARS bullet no select whether you be straight or LGBTQ. If you like be distracted.
You can’t protest against injustice and be unjust at the same time.
— Editi Effiòng (@EditiEffiong) October 18, 2020