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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.

Are you married to your same-sex partner in NIGERIA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said Yes, I married here

Yes, I married here (50%) Yes, I was married in another country (0 %) No, but we have a civil partnership (0 %) No (50%)

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...
ben (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for straight readers on 13/08/2013 tagged with at the work place, health +4
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My personal opinion is that same sex affair is a health sickness that need medical research on ways to correct it. This is the fact no animal is no to pratice it. It is a simple logic.Rather promote it, i would suggest we direct our efforts on medical research on ways to address this cronic diseses and terrible disese.Thank you.
ben.
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ben (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for straight readers on 13/08/2013 tagged with at the work place, health +4
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My personal opinion is that same sex affair is a health sickness that need medical research on ways to correct it. This is the fact no animal is no to pratice it. It is a simple logic.Rather promote it, i would suggest we direct our efforts on medical research on ways to address this cronic diseses and terrible disese.Thank you.
ben.
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Olatunji (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for gay readers on 28/08/2013 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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Dear Ben,
I know what you think. I am Nigerian like you, and it is possible we both have similar cultural backgrounds....but I want you to realize that sexual orientation is not a sickness. Sexual orientation is an innate part of every human being. I am gay. I don't know why I am like that, but I cannot deny it as a part of me. I believe you are straight. I feel about men the same way you feel about women, and vice versa. It's not fun being part of a persecuted minority, and had I a choice in this matter, would probably not have made such a choice.
I have accepted my way of life and my sexuality. I don't understand heterosexual feelings, because I wonder what a man sees in a woman.... but I will not discriminate against anyone based on that. I will not see a heterosexual person as base or disgusting, I will see them as a person...and that is what matters most.
The ills of the society in which we live are many, Nigeria has a lot of endemic problems. We will be a greater nation, if we let aside such issues as divide us, and unite together to face our challenges head-on, regardless of ethnicity, race, sexuality, gender or religion.
I love you, Ben......just the way you are. Please, love me too, just the way I am!
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