Nigerian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual And Transgender Activists In London Protest Against Anti -Same Sex Laws

 Nigerian LGBT's in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws held a rally outside Nigerian Embassy in London, UK to mark the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

The rally was held on Thursday May 17th 2012 with the Theme- "We Are Family- Freedom to Love for all Nigerians".
Speakers shared personal stories and experiences of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and a letter was delivered to officials of the Nigerian High Commission.

 A former student activist of the OAU, Ile-Ife, Yemisi Ilesanmi led the protest. She said a position paper on the Anti-Same Sex Marriage bill currently pending before the Nigerian legislatures had already been sent to the Nigerian Legislative organ and the Executive.

PM NEWS LAGOS-Same Sex Marriage: Obama’s Nod Emboldens Nigerian Gays  
 

Gay activists in Nigeria seem to have been emboldened by President Barack Obama’s recent endorsement of homosexual relationships, P.M.NEWS can reveal.

In a press statement sent to P.M.NEWS yesterday, gay activists called on the Nigerian Federal Government and National Assembly to revisit their anti-gay stance and legislation for a better society.

The National Assembly had on 29 November 2011 criminalised relationships between same sex couples, but gay activists remained silent until after President Obama endorsed such relationships on 9 May 2012.

The activists under the aegis of Narconon Nigeria argued that punishing gays or lesbians because of their sexual orientations is inhuman.

They disclosed that they held press conferences in Lagos, southwest Nigeria and Abuja, Nigeria’s capital recently and resolved to speak up.

“Every citizen deserves the right and freedom of association and choices,” Mr. Ibrahim Kunle who issued the statement on behalf of Narconon said.

“Nigeria has not in any way recorded a case of criminality attached to the activities of same sex in the society.

“Many critics based their argument against the practices of homosexual on the passion for religious extremism.

“To take it a little further, for something to be considered wrong in even the most primitive society, the onus of proving harm should be on the accuser.

“Since gays and lesbians do not cause harm to the society as a whole or other individuals within that society, there is no issue of right or wrong.

“In Nigeria today, same-sex sexual activities is illegal according to Chapter 21, Articles 214 and 217 of the Nigerian penal code and can be punished by imprisonment of up to 14 years throughout Nigeria.

“Narconon Nigeria describes this as inhuman and unfair justification to the persons involved in the same sex activities,” Narconon said, adding that it is a non-governmental organization involved in the fight against drug abuse, human rights abuse and crime.

The activists called on the Nigerian government to leave gays and lesbians alone and focus on the fight against insecurity and poverty.

“Narconon Nigeria believes the government needs to pay more attention to insecurity (terrorism & kidnapping), economic instability, corruption, education, health, unemployment, drug trafficking and abuse, organised crime etc.

“The country has gradually fallen into the hands of criminal gangs, who as ubiquitous as they are, are mushrooming at alarming proportion, while the government seems not to be paying attention to the rapacious consequences they are wreaking and could wreak on the society at large. The government seems not to be interested in real reforms,” Narconon said.

—Simon Ateba

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I never thought that africans let alone nigerians wud ever protest against anti same sex rights. I dont believe it really. I used to thing that gays and lesbians were just people with hormone malfunction but they are freaking possessed by a strong demon and need prayers. It is just sad that people are actually proud to call themselves faggots. Its a shame.

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you noticed the grammatical errors too shae?
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actually, homosexuality is present in a number of animals jackass.
like lions, zebras, baboons, dolphins, sheep, buffalos, ducks, foxes, elephants, horses, gorillas, moose, housecats, pigs, mice, rabbits, swans and lions.
and that's just to make a few. so technically yeah ur argument is useless.
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Does any1 ask you what you do with a girl behind closed doors?

Seriously, y is it any1's bleeding biz what two CONSENTING adults do behind closed doors!!!!! Genuine Lesbians or gays did not choose to be so.
I've hated guys from day 1, I attended a day, mixed secondary school and I was not forced into anything by some stupid senior as some of d fake homosexuals around claim. I am a Christian, I love God, I've accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
My point is leave people alone to do what they want with their bodies.
How come you guys are not going after ppl with tattoos on their bodies, or guys with earrings on? Are those part of d Almighty fucked up African culture? How many parents are happy to see their children with those things I just mentioned?
By the way, I've told my parents and I live and work in Nigeria. I am human and Nigerian so it's not a white man or alien disease.

Does any1 ask you what you do with a girl behind closed doors?

Seriously, y is it any1's bleeding biz what two CONSENTING adults do behind closed doors!!!!! Genuine Lesbians or gays did not choose to be so.
I've hated guys from day 1, I attended a day, mixed secondary school and I was not forced into anything by some stupid senior as some of d fake homosexuals around claim. I am a Christian, I love God, I've accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour.
My point is leave people alone to do what they want with their bodies.
How come you guys are not going after ppl with tattoos on their bodies, or guys with earrings on? Are those part of d Almighty fucked up African culture? How many parents are happy to see their children with those things I just mentioned?
By the way, I've told my parents and I live and work in Nigeria. I am human and Nigerian so it's a white man or alien disease.

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Come to think of it, these pple hv descended lower than animals. Even animals do not do same sex partners! It good they are in pixs, let their families in Nja see wht they are up to in UK, Shame, shame, shame....

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Nigerians Nigerians Nigerians God is your strenght oooo say no to same sex marriage o. funny no gay man or woman has the boldness to cough in niija besides> There is no right for being gay if you are gay keep it in your cupboard "na me talk am" lets be critical about what is appropraite. freedom of speech is allowed you can try to be a man but u are not same goes for the men u can try to be woman u will never be

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blinded by the lust for comfort,enslaved by their environment they have decided to adore vanity....a man fucking another mans ass...a woman on a woman...what is the result..vANITY...foolishness and madness have polluted your sense of africanism now you are slaves to a world you dont know.i pity you guys.let all white people embrace it and soon thru them we will be able to define the word extinction....come to Nigeria and do rally ..make sure you all come at once so that we can wipe you out ...foolishness..you accept every thing from oyinbo thats why they call you black monkey

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Please if uar a gay, lesbian or bisexual or shemale or hemale, i warn u dont ever step uar feet in nigerian expect u have written uar will cos death is d penalty when caught, there is way out via any legal means. so d best idea is to stay off with uar idea. everybody saw what happened in dubia to british couple dat kissed in public they went to 3 month jail. nigerian tradition, law and custom do suppot any other form of sexual orientation apart from hetrosexual. every country has their policy, laws and order even britain and america. if uar caught kissing in middle east in public death is d penalty. please respect nigerian and their laws. i live in uk i have to abide by their rules so respect nigerian laws and stop wingging

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Look at the photographs again, they are NOT Nigerians. I dare them to tell us their permanent Nigeria contact address (by street, village/town, etc). They look like housemaids/boys who were pushed by their LGBT masters before they could be paid their wages. The world should ignore them. LGBT IS NOT IN OUR CHARACATER.

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Serpico,

Well done for your articulate reasoned posts.

Pay no heed to these idiots. Everything you have said about Nigerians is true. You will also notice that these fools write the most grammatically challenged posts. That should tell you all you need to know about their intellect. Once again thank you very much for offering a reasoned view and I really hope you're as Nigerian as I am.

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Speaking from a totally open

Speaking from a totally open minded point of view I'd like to express how un-African it is to protest against anti-same sex laws. There is a reason why its the Africans in London that came out to stand up for what they felt was right because every Nigerian knows this "movement" will be frowned at back home.
"Freedom to love from all Nigerians." Could this be an influence from the Western world? (Obama's recent support to gay marriage) I personally wouldn't be caught in an argument discussing gay rights. Just like religious discussions, its now a very sensitive topic that may lead to verbal or/and physical conflict in the end.
Culture and religious laws should not change for anyone just because u don't live where they are being emphasised most. The world has chosen to be a place of free will, rights and movements, I guess its only a matter of time till we include "land of the free" in the Nigerian anthem.

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God distroyed a whope city for dis.. U want God to distroy Nigeria arbi? GOD forbid. Ur ends are distructive

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Neverdless,i av a better idea 4 u all.You see,ur voice wuld NOT be held promptly frm afar. Its just a normal HULABALLU. PLS,i advice u come back home to NIGERIA and stage dsame protest. infact d RESULT wuld b spontenous and ur RIGHTS granted. Thank you all..,

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