goldie-hawn-goodluck-jonathan-thumb-autox720-34381

CELEBRITY movie star Goldie Hawn has lent her voice to the growing concern of the poor treatment of the LGBTI Nigerians when she tweeted a photo of her and the Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan last week.

Hawn quickly apologised soon after she was educated on the country’s recently-passed anti-LGBTI laws that can have LGBTI people imprisoned for up to 14 years, among other things.

Hawn tweeted that she was horrified, embarrassed and misinformed.

In a public statement Hawn said: “Like too many Americans I had no idea what sort of persecution and discrimination LGBT people in Nigeria are going through.

“I am shocked, appalled and heartbroken. STOP these atrocities!”

h/t: glaad

 

 

© Star Observer 2019 | For the latest in lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) news in Australia, be sure to visit starobserver.com.au daily. You can also read our latest magazines or Join us on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.