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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 been harassed or arrested in NIGERIA because of your same-sex relationship?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, it is against the law to be gay, lesbian or trans

Yes, it is against the law to be gay, lesbian or trans (100%) Yes, but it is not against the law (0 %) Yes (0 %) No (0 %)

The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in NIGERIA...
Micheal (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for gay readers on 22/12/2011 tagged with sexual orientation +4
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GAY life in Nigeria , i am a gay man and also HIV positive i have faced a lot of stigma because of my status as a gay man and also living with HIV , my family has disown me because they feel i have been coursed by god and am been punished by god, Avery day of my life i live in fear and pain because am not able to live the kind of life i will want to live , but one thing that brings me joy is the fact that even in the face of all this issues am able to change my community members lives (MSM)many of them now believe that HIV is real because they have seen some one who is infected,many who are infected now know the right things to do and get health care services they are now members of the support group which is for MSM alone , am also glad about the organization where i work because we provide services for MSM and also have a clinic specific for MSM alone where they get ARVs with out going out there to be stigmatized by health care workers . all this we have achieved in Nigeria even in face of all the stigma and laws against gay people in Nigeria
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Micheal (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for gay readers on 22/12/2011 tagged with sexual orientation +4
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GAY life in Nigeria , i am a gay man and also HIV positive i have faced a lot of stigma because of my status as a gay man and also living with HIV , my family has disown me because they feel i have been coursed by god and am been punished by god, Avery day of my life i live in fear and pain because am not able to live the kind of life i will want to live , but one thing that brings me joy is the fact that even in the face of all this issues am able to change my community members lives (MSM)many of them now believe that HIV is real because they have seen some one who is infected,many who are infected now know the right things to do and get health care services they are now members of the support group which is for MSM alone , am also glad about the organization where i work because we provide services for MSM and also have a clinic specific for MSM alone where they get ARVs with out going out there to be stigmatized by health care workers . all this we have achieved in Nigeria even in face of all the stigma and laws against gay people in Nigeria
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