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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.

How common are trainings on diversity that include sexual orientation and gender identity in the schools of NIGERIA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said We don’t have trainings

We don’t have trainings (66%) Training occur infrequently, and don’t include sexual orientation or gender identity (0 %) Training occur, but don’t necessarily include sexual orientation or gender identity (33%) Trainings always include sexual orientation or gender identity (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...
Rex Ijomanta (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for bisexual readers on 12/05/2013
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My name is Rex, male, 48 years, Nigerian. I am proudly and an unrepentant a bisexual by choice. Because of

my sexual orientation, my life is presently in danger. I am marked to killed or thrown into jail. Trouble started for me on the 3rd of September 2012 when an intruder barged in at a secluded location where I was having sexual intercourse with my male sex partner, and on noticing that we were both males the intruder raised an alarm that attracted a mob who descended on my sex partner and I, beating us mercilessly to a point where my partner slumped and died on the spot, while I sustained serious injuries. Following this incident, my landlord ejected me from my rented apartment and the Police declared me for legal prosecution for engaging in sexual intercourse with a fellow male. I evaded arrest by going into hiding. I have been in hiding since 8 - months now. Tii date the neighborhood vigilante group, some religious zealots as well as the Police are still searching all over town to get me to killed or thrown into jail. Being in hiding over these several months, I have not been able to work and earn money to sustain my family so much so that my children have dropped out of school for non-payment of school fees. I am highly devastated on all fronts, so also is my family. The Sexual Right Advocacy group ((IMH-Initiative), which I am a registered member here in Nigeria though aware of my plight does not run a human rights session to follow up such cases like mine. I have been made to understand that the Nigerian Penal Law imposes a 14 years imprisonment term for carnal sex outside the order of nature. I really need help. Please advice me or come to my aid in any way can. rex.ijomanta@gmail.com
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Rex Ijomanta (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for bisexual readers on 12/05/2013
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My name is Rex, male, 48 years, Nigerian. I am proudly and an unrepentant a bisexual by choice. Because of

my sexual orientation, my life is presently in danger. I am marked to killed or thrown into jail. Trouble started for me on the 3rd of September 2012 when an intruder barged in at a secluded location where I was having sexual intercourse with my male sex partner, and on noticing that we were both males the intruder raised an alarm that attracted a mob who descended on my sex partner and I, beating us mercilessly to a point where my partner slumped and died on the spot, while I sustained serious injuries. Following this incident, my landlord ejected me from my rented apartment and the Police declared me for legal prosecution for engaging in sexual intercourse with a fellow male. I evaded arrest by going into hiding. I have been in hiding since 8 - months now. Tii date the neighborhood vigilante group, some religious zealots as well as the Police are still searching all over town to get me to killed or thrown into jail. Being in hiding over these several months, I have not been able to work and earn money to sustain my family so much so that my children have dropped out of school for non-payment of school fees. I am highly devastated on all fronts, so also is my family. The Sexual Right Advocacy group ((IMH-Initiative), which I am a registered member here in Nigeria though aware of my plight does not run a human rights session to follow up such cases like mine. I have been made to understand that the Nigerian Penal Law imposes a 14 years imprisonment term for carnal sex outside the order of nature. I really need help. Please advice me or come to my aid in any way can. rex.ijomanta@gmail.com
Thank you.
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