Female to Female Relationships: Legal only in some areas
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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
I changed careers because of my sexual orientation
I feel that I wasn’t promoted because I am lesbian or gay
My co-workers harass me because of my sexual orientation
I have not been limited by my sexual orientation, though I am out at work
22/02/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
In the current study, the authors set out to determine HIV and syphilis prevalence among men who have sex with men in Nigeria and to assess HIV-related risk behaviors and exposure to HIV prevention interventions among the MSM. >>>
Rowland Jide Macaulay is a founder and Project Director of the House Of Rainbow Fellowship London and Lagos Nigeria. He was elected a representative of Pan Africa ILGA in 2007 and alternate African representative for ILGA world’s Board. Since 2008 he is the co-representative for Africa at ILGA world’s Board. The primary vision of the fellowship is to reach out and provide support to sexual minorities. British-Nigerian born in London, an ordained minister since 1998, a dynamic and an inspirational speaker, author, poet, pastor and preacher, holds a degree in law and masters education in theology.
Macaulay focuses on inclusion and reconciliation of sexuality, spirituality and human rights. He writes for various Christian and secular Journals, he has won several awards including 2007 Black LGBTI Community Award for "Gay Man of the Year" for his work helping LGBTI people of faith.
Interview by Patricia Curzi >>>
15/09/2010 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
Virtually all the distinctives of Christianity are being interrogated – even marriage. The subject of debate is whether or not to conduct the solemnisation of same-sex unions in churches. KEHINDE OYETIMI, in this piece, wonders if this would not threaten the future of Christianity, since marriage was the first institution that God, according to the Bible, initiated.
Statement by Rowland Jide Macaulay on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity & Human Rights, presented at the United Nations Human Rights Council, Geneva, 9th June 2010 on behalf of the International Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Association (European Region) >>>
Olusegun Obasanjo made the remarks in support of last week’s sentencing of a gay couple in Malawi. An African statesman who shares a political platform with Kofi Annan, Tony Blair and Bob Geldof has condemned homosexuality as an “abomination”, dismissing individuals’ right to privacy with the riposte: “You want to make love to a horse?” >>>
As Nigeria grieves the death of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua, speculations are mounting about the fate of the pending Same Gender Marriage Prohibition Bill which seeks to outlaw same sex marriages, introduced under the leadership of former President Olusegun Obasanjo in 2006. >>>
A research study conducted in Abuja, Nigeria by The Centre for the Right to Health (CRH) has shown that the MSM population has contributed to the national prevalence of HIV/AIDS in that country, a factor that has long been overlooked according to the center. >>>
The room at Gurara High School in a low-income neighborhood of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, is full of teens engaged in animated conversation on a weekday afternoon. They are talking openly about sex and how to protect themselves from unintended pregnancy, HIV and other STIs. Some of the students trained as peer educators lead a discussion about a young couple facing an unintended pregnancy – teens chime in knowingly, volunteering suggestions and discussing options like emergency contraception and abortion. At this youth-friendly help point, Ethiopian students have access to space and information, and can discuss their sexual and reproductive health in a friendly, trusting environment. “We get information we never get from parents or teachers,” says one student. “We feel empowered". >>>