Companies from the tech sector instituted same sex benefits and established diversity task forces back in the s, when such initiatives did not have the groundswell of popular support they do now. Nigerian authorities should act swiftly to protect LGBT people from violence, whether committed by state or non-state actors.
The law increases stigma and discrimination which in turn hinders access to HIV treatment, services, and care. Human Rights Watch is grateful to the LGBT people and human rights organizations in Nigeria who She was visiting from Nigeria and watching a gay pride time to share their experiences with us and helped to introduce us to others with information relevant to the issues addressed in this report.
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Mary about 1 year ago. I want to share that freedom with other gays in Nigeria. The consensus is that homosexuals deserve it, and that the country needs to be cleansed. Femi about 2 years ago. Often times, they go in pairs and belong to one social club or the other.
Omoni Henry. Life is dangerous.
The combined threat to kill and send some someone to prison for 14 years may seem incoherent. There are things to be thankful for because there is progress but there is work to be done. Human Rights Watch worked with activists in Nigeria to identify relevant NGOs and their representatives, who in turn helped Human Rights Watch identify victims of violence in various Nigerian states.
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However Makanjuola said a more visible LGBT culture in Nigeria, such as film shows and photo exhibitions, were a sign that attitudes were changing. Law enforcement officials should stop all forms of abuse and violence against LGBT people, including arbitrary arrest and detention, torture in custody, and extortion, and without delay ensure that they are able to file criminal complaints against perpetrators.
In southern Nigeria and under the secular criminal laws of northern Nigeria, the maximum punishment for same-sex sexual activity is 14 years' imprisonment. Sex acts between women are not mentioned specifically in the code, although it is arguable that the gender-neutral term "person" in Section of the code includes women.
Jason, a gay man in Lagos, met a man through a mobile phone dating app in January , and, after chatting with him, went to meet him at a hotel.