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NIGERIA

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Death
Female to Female Relationships: Legal only in some areas
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you changed government documents in NIGERIA concerning your gender identity? How easy was the process?
I could change official documents easily (0 %) I changed official documents, but with much stress (0 %) I could not change my official documents (0 %) I have not tried to change official documents (0 %)

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in NIGERIA...
nick (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for gay readers on 07/07/2012
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Dear friends I am a 26 year old gay Nigerian but I am discrete and with this I could not live my life freely which makes me live a double life.
I went visit my friend and saw that he was arrested because he was suspected of being a gay and he was attacked by the youth in the area so I fear to stay there because even the police will deal with you if you say you know him.
Now my friend will be release if what we were told is true but now he can't go back to his former home and his job.
please what can be done.
blizprince@yahoo.com
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nick (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for gay readers on 07/07/2012
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Dear friends I am a 26 year old gay Nigerian but I am discrete and with this I could not live my life freely which makes me live a double life.
I went visit my friend and saw that he was arrested because he was suspected of being a gay and he was attacked by the youth in the area so I fear to stay there because even the police will deal with you if you say you know him.
Now my friend will be release if what we were told is true but now he can't go back to his former home and his job.
please what can be done.
blizprince@yahoo.com
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