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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 people in NIGERIA assumed your HIV/AIDS status because of your sexual orientation?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, people think I have AIDS because I am gay

Yes, people think I have AIDS because I am gay (50%) Yes, the government thinks sexual orientation and HIV or AIDS status is the same (0 %) Yes (50%) 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...
emmanuel (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 13/01/2013
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My experience in my country have been one of total fear as people are very unpredictable. Been homosexual has been a tragedy for me because it has completely eroded my freedom. Its purely a jungle situation as you are constantly at the bottom of the food chain. You can only go public if you are suicidal or looking for someone to snuff off the life in you, particularly in my imminent environment. To stay alive and avoid harsh repercussion disguising is in your interest.

Whilst the society labels us criminals by passing a bill in the house of senate, nothing is been done to enable teenagers grow with a reliable source of sexual education. The society is very hypothetical when it come to matters of sex. while sex issues are treated as though they are forbidden it does happen behind closed door frequently.

As a result youngsters develop whatever sexual orientation that is appealing and available. Gays are Nigerians not aliens. They are human not beast. They deserve to live not die. They should live without fear of molestation or raising the slightest indication of abnormalities. There are many reasons people chose there sexual orientation or find themselves where they are today.

The human dignity should be respected. Why kill people because they chose what makes them happy and gives them satisfaction. To the government why remove the protection of already exposed minority? Stipulating laws that invades people's privacy in search of their sensual orientation.

You who hunt fellow humans on account of their sexual orientation do remember that this people are humans, vulnerable within your communities and maybe be that very person who could save you when its most needed.

Ask yourselves how does ones sexual orientation affects you. Think as Christian what will Christ do to homosexuals. If you know the answer do the same.
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emmanuel (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 13/01/2013
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My experience in my country have been one of total fear as people are very unpredictable. Been homosexual has been a tragedy for me because it has completely eroded my freedom. Its purely a jungle situation as you are constantly at the bottom of the food chain. You can only go public if you are suicidal or looking for someone to snuff off the life in you, particularly in my imminent environment. To stay alive and avoid harsh repercussion disguising is in your interest.

Whilst the society labels us criminals by passing a bill in the house of senate, nothing is been done to enable teenagers grow with a reliable source of sexual education. The society is very hypothetical when it come to matters of sex. while sex issues are treated as though they are forbidden it does happen behind closed door frequently.

As a result youngsters develop whatever sexual orientation that is appealing and available. Gays are Nigerians not aliens. They are human not beast. They deserve to live not die. They should live without fear of molestation or raising the slightest indication of abnormalities. There are many reasons people chose there sexual orientation or find themselves where they are today.

The human dignity should be respected. Why kill people because they chose what makes them happy and gives them satisfaction. To the government why remove the protection of already exposed minority? Stipulating laws that invades people's privacy in search of their sensual orientation.

You who hunt fellow humans on account of their sexual orientation do remember that this people are humans, vulnerable within your communities and maybe be that very person who could save you when its most needed.

Ask yourselves how does ones sexual orientation affects you. Think as Christian what will Christ do to homosexuals. If you know the answer do the same.
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