Female to Female Relationships: Legal only in some areas
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law
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Traveled to NIGERIA with a partner? Did your hotel or guesthouse react to your sexual orientation?
I stayed at a gay or lesbian hotel
It was not an issue at the hotel
I felt uncomfortable at my hotel
I was refused accommodation because of my sexual orientation
20/10/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Gay Star News reports a new instance of Nigerian church leaders making ridiculous claims about same-sex marriage as part of a campaign to crack down harder on LGBT people, who already suffer from the nation’s intense homophobia:
"An Anglican bishop in Nigeria has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan to sign the ‘Jail all the Gays Bill’ before gay marriage makes the world end." >>>
08/10/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Two young men were arraigned Oct. 1 in Osogbo, Nigeria, on charges of homosexual activity and released on bail pending trial.
The “suspected homosexuals,” as they were described in AllAfrica and Africa Spotlight, are the defendants Samuel Friday, 19, and Oni Oluwatobi, 18, who pleaded not guilty. >>>
13/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
It’s now nearly nine years since Bisi Alimi made the decision to come out as gay on national Nigerian television. He hasn't stopped fighting since. Bisi Alimi had trouble getting people to come and talk to me: “When I sent a text about this interview people asked if you’d have a camera or would take their names. Still people wouldn’t turn up. Most of these people are miles from home but you can feel the impact on their lives, even in a liberal country like the UK.” >>>
12/09/2013 | Pan Africa ILGA Regional Communications
Nigeria’s This Day has published an absurd article about a graduate university student who claims he’s “used science to prove that gay marriage is improper”.
The newspaper reports that University of Lagos post graduate student Chibuihem Amalaha has made “many discoveries and inventions” in science and technology. Now, he’s turning his efforts to the issue of gay marriage. >>>
Davis Mac-Iyalla, a leading African gay activist who had risked prison in his native Nigeria where homosexuality is illegal, finally said “I do”. And he did so with a message of hope for all lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Africans: “Don’t give up, be proud of who you are.” >>>
Less than five years after Nigeria’s only gay church, House of Rainbow, was attacked by some Lagos residents and consequently closed down in Nigeria, the church has returned to the country with three secret groups. >>>
Opponents of Nigeria’s “Jail the Gays” bill are preparing gifts for that nation’s lawmakers: 1,0000 “advocacy calendars” that display the humanity of Nigerian LGBTs and urge rejection of the country’s anti-gay bill. >>>
Same-sex affection and relationships should be the least of humanity’s headaches. And especially in Africa, it should be the last thing we should concern ourselves with. We have genuine calamities and iniquities and inhumanities to worry about. >>>
Nigeria LGBTIs in Diaspora against Anti Same Sex Laws call on all Nigerians to oppose the Anti Same Sex Marriage bill. If passed, President Goodluck Jonathan must not sign this homophobic bill into law. >>>
Nigerian lawmakers moved a step closer Tuesday to approving a bill that would harshly crack down on gay rights, including banning same-sex marriage and public displays of affection between homosexual couples. >>>
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is a registered Non-governmental organization in Nigeria. TIERs was founded in 2006 and established in 2007 as a response to the continuous discrimination and marginalization of sexual minorities in health programs such as HIV prevention program and human rights advocacy. TIERs seeks to appoint an Executive Director, to commence immediately. >>>
Unconfirmed reports say that a Nigerian actor has been sentenced to jail for 3 months for engaging in homosexuality; this was after the Nigerian Senate passed a strict law banning same-sex marriage and public display of affection by gays and lesbians. >>>
The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) – A local human rights NGO on Wednesday, 17th May marks the day being the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO), as it is done on this day the world over. >>>
The African society views same-sex relationships as repulsive. Yet in Nigeria, homosexuals live among us. A few hide their status from the world's prying eyes, while the majority however do not care. Some of them take Ruth Olurounbi through their worlds, insisting that they have been unfairly judged and misunderstood. Her report: >>>
Religious laws are legalised religious doctrines. They are ‘revelations’ turned into rules to govern society. Religious laws are sacred dogma institutionalised. They are religious hatred, intolerance, discrimination and fanaticism turned into state policies. >>>