Chad Griffin, president of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation's largest LGBT advocate, has called Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan a “dangerous anti-LGBT leader.”

Griffin made his remarks during an interview with HuffPost Live from the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland.

“President Jonathan of Nigeria is one of the most dangerous anti-LGBT world leaders that we have on the stage today,” Griffin said. “He also happens to be here at Davos. We have encouraged all who come into contact with him, and journalists who are interviewing him, to challenge him on this dangerous law that he just signed.”

The law that Jonathan recently signed prohibits the state from recognizing the relationships of gay couples, mandates a 14-year prison sentence for anyone who enter a same-sex marriage or civil union, prohibits the public promotion of gay rights and outlaws gay clubs and organizations.

In response to actress Goldie Hawn tweeting a photo of herself meeting Jonathan at Davos, Griffin said she was unaware of the law and praised her as “a true leader on LGBT rights.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit our video library for more videos.)

(Related: Goldie Hawn denounces Nigeria's anti-gay law after tweeting photo with president.)