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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.

Have you had problems obtaining treatment for HIV/AIDS or STD/STIs in NIGERIA?

The majority of people visiting this site have said No

Yes, there is no access prevention (25%) Yes, access to prevention is limited (0 %) Yes, getting prevention is stigmatized (25%) No (50%)

The NIGERIA country survey is populated by LGBTI groups who have acted as liaisons with ILGA to identify issues affecting the LGBTI community.

Organizations were asked to discuss 4 broad subjects: the law, the mood (the social climate), the LGBTI movement as well as what would be, according to them, the most pressing campaign in their country.

Please write to countryreport@ilga.org if you have comments regarding this page.

MOVEMENT
How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
How structured and active is the LGBTI movement in your country?
The LGBTI Community in Nigeria boasts of strong willed advocates and responsible individuals that carry the flag for the community. Major cities in Nigeria have structured groups and networks that protect the rights, speak for, and create access to the LGBTI community in the regions. Also, coalitions have been formed nationwide to cater for the two major needs of the LGBTI community in Nigeria(health and rights). These coalitions oversee the activities of the smaller networks and groups to ensure a monotonous response to threats, and opportunities.
How many groups operate?
This is hard to account for, as various LGBTI individuals and groups have formed alliances/networks to cater for their specific needs. However, two major coalitions exist in Nigeria, with membership spanning from small LGBTI community groups, to national governmental and non-governmental institutions. These coalitions are;
1. The Coalition for the Defense of Sexual Rights in Nigeria
2. Sexual Minorities Against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria
How long have they existed?
*The Coalition for the Defense of Sexual Rights in Nigeria was formed in 2005. *Sexual Minorities Against HIV/AIDS in Nigeria was formed in 2006.
How do they interact with the LGBTI community?
N/A
How do they interact with other civil movements?
N/A
How do they interact with the media?
N/A
How do they interact with the government?
N/A
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