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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 out in WORLD about your HIV/AIDS status?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes (25%) Yes, but not at work (0 %) Yes, only to my friends (0 %) Yes, but only to my family (0 %) Yes, but only to my friends and family (0 %) No (75%)

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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abimbola (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for lesbian readers to the NIGERIA country page on 09/09/2013 +10
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My story is a true life story that happened shortly after the anti gay bill in my country was passed. It occured in April 2012. A night of humiliation in the cold hands of law enforcement agents, a night never to be remembered, a night of fear and abuse. A very unfortunate night.My girlfriend and I had an argument a week before the night. She called me up earlier on that ill-fated night and insisted we drove out to a secluded place so that we could have some private discussions. We drove in separate cars to a recreational open spot. She parked her car, hopped into mine and we got talking.We talked, we argued and as expected settled our rift with a kiss. A deep long kiss that got us carried away until we heard a bang on the door that came with enough force to jerk the door open because as fate would have it, the car doors weren't centrally locked. Looking through the car windows I saw some uniformed and un-uniformed men, one of which had a rifle in his hands.All I can remember were the questions that came with a blinding slap. Questions inquiring to know what we were doing in the car, why we were alone in the car? Why a woman would be kissing another woman? Demanding to know what pleasure we derived in such act?  If we hadn't heard about the newly passed policy with a punishable offence of imprisonment without fine? (explain more about the policy here, as in the imprisonment without a fine is for what? I know but other readers may not know) My girlfriend was held by the unarmed police officer while I was brutally rough handled by the officer with the rifle as they forced us back into my car and ordered us to drive through to the mini police station situated about 200meters towards the main entrance of the recreation centre.As I drove I tried pleading with the officesongs let us off before we reached the station but the three policemen that got into the car with us insisted their boss had gone ahead of us and its only their boss that could set us free.When we arrived at the police station I parked and we all alighted. My girlfriend was immediately taken to be locked up in one of the holding cells, the cell was dark because there was no electricity as at the time of our arrival. I was asked to stand beside their boss to give an explanation of what I was busy doing in the car at the time we were apprehended.
All my explanations fell on deaf ears, however I was forced to write a statement. After this, the talk on how much I was willing to part with for our bail began accompanied by several jail threats.
All they wanted was money! Yet we had wasted so much of our time pleading and they had battered us in the process regardless of our sex. We were made to pay through our noses before we were released, badly beaten and battered, at around past midnight that fateful day.
As I write this today, my girlfriend is yet to overcome the trauma from that night and still panics each time we ride in the same car together.
The same difficulty you encounter coming out in the open is almost the same you go through in accepting your sexuality. It is one thing accepting your sexuality, it is another coming out and it is an entirely different ball game doing so in a community where being a lesbian has been passed into law as a punishable crime. 
But I often ask myself why this has to be so for LGBT?
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abimbola (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for lesbian readers to the NIGERIA country page on 09/09/2013 +10
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My story is a true life story that happened shortly after the anti gay bill in my country was passed. It occured in April 2012. A night of humiliation in the cold hands of law enforcement agents, a night never to be remembered, a night of fear and abuse. A very unfortunate night.My girlfriend and I had an argument a week before the night. She called me up earlier on that ill-fated night and insisted we drove out to a secluded place so that we could have some private discussions. We drove in separate cars to a recreational open spot. She parked her car, hopped into mine and we got talking.We talked, we argued and as expected settled our rift with a kiss. A deep long kiss that got us carried away until we heard a bang on the door that came with enough force to jerk the door open because as fate would have it, the car doors weren't centrally locked. Looking through the car windows I saw some uniformed and un-uniformed men, one of which had a rifle in his hands.All I can remember were the questions that came with a blinding slap. Questions inquiring to know what we were doing in the car, why we were alone in the car? Why a woman would be kissing another woman? Demanding to know what pleasure we derived in such act?  If we hadn't heard about the newly passed policy with a punishable offence of imprisonment without fine? (explain more about the policy here, as in the imprisonment without a fine is for what? I know but other readers may not know) My girlfriend was held by the unarmed police officer while I was brutally rough handled by the officer with the rifle as they forced us back into my car and ordered us to drive through to the mini police station situated about 200meters towards the main entrance of the recreation centre.As I drove I tried pleading with the officesongs let us off before we reached the station but the three policemen that got into the car with us insisted their boss had gone ahead of us and its only their boss that could set us free.When we arrived at the police station I parked and we all alighted. My girlfriend was immediately taken to be locked up in one of the holding cells, the cell was dark because there was no electricity as at the time of our arrival. I was asked to stand beside their boss to give an explanation of what I was busy doing in the car at the time we were apprehended.
All my explanations fell on deaf ears, however I was forced to write a statement. After this, the talk on how much I was willing to part with for our bail began accompanied by several jail threats.
All they wanted was money! Yet we had wasted so much of our time pleading and they had battered us in the process regardless of our sex. We were made to pay through our noses before we were released, badly beaten and battered, at around past midnight that fateful day.
As I write this today, my girlfriend is yet to overcome the trauma from that night and still panics each time we ride in the same car together.
The same difficulty you encounter coming out in the open is almost the same you go through in accepting your sexuality. It is one thing accepting your sexuality, it is another coming out and it is an entirely different ball game doing so in a community where being a lesbian has been passed into law as a punishable crime. 
But I often ask myself why this has to be so for LGBT?
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Khaloud (user currently living in KOSOVO) posted for readers to the NIGERIA country page on 09/10/2013
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A hearty three chrees for the prince and his bride to be. Make your mother proud of what you do for others. She was a tireless worker for peoples everywhere across the globe. I ask you to please support equal rights for all to marry. A loving relationship should not be judged on a persons sex or sexuality but on their commitment to each other. This is what really matters. After all, are we so different from everyone else. Good luck to you both, and have a blessed union for many years to come.
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Silvia (user currently living in BOTSWANA) posted for readers to the NIGERIA country page on 09/10/2013
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Manuel (user currently living in DENMARK) posted for readers to the NIGERIA country page on 11/10/2013
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I can't pretend to be an exrpet on the country of Africa like George Bush. ;-)But aren't they allowed to keep ivory these days, vs. letting all the big game hunters take it away to turn into toothpicks, chess pieces, or grind up in strange Asian concoctions for impotence? :-)Anyway, by ivory towers I meant people isolated from the commoners; people so removed from shootings, medical emergencies, they only saw it through a "moral" lens (vs. blood squirting on the floor, people screaming, and the other realities of someone who has been shot). I agree, a "get tough" measure that fell flat. Sorry if I'm too much of a wise guy. http://gfghqcqbvrn.com [url=http://hwjvtllzkgy.com]hwjvtllzkgy[/url] [link=http://mkapqcc.com]mkapqcc[/link]
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Antonela (user currently living in KOSOVO) posted for readers to the NIGERIA country page on 12/10/2013
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That (former) law sounds like one <a href="http://yhkuthtsf.com">cotncoced</a> in ivory towers. I can practically hear back in time, I hear doctors shaking their heads as they learn legislators passed such a thing. And muttering under their breaths, or talking with each other, about how that law will surely be ignored once a child of the legislators comes in with a gunshot wound and needs serious and immediate attention.
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