The Association of Nigerian Lesbians In the UK (ANLUK) is a UK-based network of Nigerian Lesbians living in Diaspora which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the Sociey, Church and other faith based organisations, as well as working to create inclusive environment for Nigerians.
The organisation started on the 23rd of Jan 2007 as a fellowship of lesbian ladies meeting to express concerns and increase networking. ANLUK has continued to grow, despite opposition and numerous attempts to get the organisation to fold through psychological, emotional and legal abuse of our members in the UK and Nigeria.
Our membership is open to all people regardless of sexual orientation or faith belief as long as they uphold our Statement of Conviction
This statement was approved on the 3rd June 2007 and hasn’t been amended at any time since.
Statement of Conviction
It is the conviction of the members of the Association of Nigerian Lesbians In the UK (ANLUK) that human sexuality in all its richness is a gift of God gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured. Therefore it is their conviction that it is entirely compatible with the Christian and any other faith not only to love another person of the same sex but also to express that love fully in a personal sexual relationship.
To encourage fellowship, friendship, and support among individual lesbian through prayer, study and action, wherever possible in local groups, and especially to support those gay members subjected to discrimination.
To help the whole faith body and Nigerian institution in the UK re-examine its understanding of human sexuality, and to work for a positive acceptance of gay relationships within the framework outlined in the statement of conviction, so that all homosexuals may be able to live without fear of rejection or recrimination, and that gay men may be able to contribute fully to Nigeria community in the UK and Nigeria institutions.
To maintain and strengthen links with other lesbian groups, both in Britain and Nigeria.