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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.

Has your sexual orientation affected your job in NIGERIA? Do you feel limited in your career by your sexual orientation?
In too many ways to count (0 %) I changed careers because of my sexual orientation (0 %) I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am lesbian or gay (0 %) My co-workers harass me because of my sexual orientation (0 %) I have not been limited by my sexual orientation, though I am out at work (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...
Joseph (user currently living in FRANCE) posted for gay readers on 26/09/2013 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +5
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Being gay or practising homosexual living is so terrible in nigeria that people are pretending to be straight when they are actually gays.I am a typical example and my advice for any lgbt person going to visit Nigeria is this.Firstly do not show any affections with your partners in public and do not visit the northern part of nigeria.There are a lot of groups in nigeria now trying to break the draconal laws being implemented in nigeria and i happened to have being in one of them.My story occured in Bauchi state and as young men i had a partner who have been living together but problems started when extremist muslim vigilante groups who act as informers for the sharia court like the hisba group start to monitor people who seem to be same sex partners even if they are not.The next thing you get is usually a police warrant and the police authorities are so corrupt that they charge you to, the sharia instead of the federal government court making it very difficuilt for you to escape punishment.The advice for people is always ask for a lawyer who can stand witness for you so that you can get an initial freedom ,when you get it my advice is for you to flee because the police and the public now see you as a target for future beatings and attacks
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Joseph (user currently living in FRANCE) posted for gay readers on 26/09/2013 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +5
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Being gay or practising homosexual living is so terrible in nigeria that people are pretending to be straight when they are actually gays.I am a typical example and my advice for any lgbt person going to visit Nigeria is this.Firstly do not show any affections with your partners in public and do not visit the northern part of nigeria.There are a lot of groups in nigeria now trying to break the draconal laws being implemented in nigeria and i happened to have being in one of them.My story occured in Bauchi state and as young men i had a partner who have been living together but problems started when extremist muslim vigilante groups who act as informers for the sharia court like the hisba group start to monitor people who seem to be same sex partners even if they are not.The next thing you get is usually a police warrant and the police authorities are so corrupt that they charge you to, the sharia instead of the federal government court making it very difficuilt for you to escape punishment.The advice for people is always ask for a lawyer who can stand witness for you so that you can get an initial freedom ,when you get it my advice is for you to flee because the police and the public now see you as a target for future beatings and attacks
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