Human Rights Watch is grateful to the LGBT people and human rights organizations in Nigeria who took time to share their experiences with us and helped to introduce us to others with information relevant to the issues addressed in this report. The SSMPA has also increased the risk of sexual violence for gay men and lesbians, and of HIV infection, in addition to causing mental and emotional trauma.
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Tom, a gay man from Lagos, told Human Rights Watch that it has been very difficult for men who are effeminate. Some funding it gives to groups to combat HIV and AIDS in Nigeria includes work with gays and lesbians — something that likely would be criminalized under the proposed law.
The bill now sits before Jonathan for his approval or veto. Why do we want to keep subjecting our citizens to such psychological and emotional torture? But they have little leverage over Nigeria, whose budget is funded by its oil output of 2m barrels a day. We know who you are.
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In the state of Kano, imprisonment may not exceed eight months and caning may extend to thirty-five lashes.
According to the Pew Global Attitudes Project97 percent  of Nigerian residents believe that homosexuality is a way of life that society should not accept, which was the second-highest rate of non-acceptance in the 45 countries surveyed. Lagos State arrested 42 men for homosexuality in August NACA officials have denied knowledge of, if not outright refuted, widespread views that the law has had a negative impact on health-seeking behavior.
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That law applies to all Muslims and to those who have voluntarily consented to application of the Shari'a courts. He also did not report the crimes to the police in case he was arrested and imprisoned for 14 years. As representatives of mainstream human rights organizations have noted:.
Two laws passed in are noted as positive developments in the context of the protection of LGBT persons in Nigeria, in the event that they are effectively implemented and without discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
In a recent interview, Makanjuola, the executive director of the Initiative For Equality in Nigeria, had said: "If that bill passes, it will be illegal for us to even be holding this conversation.