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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Listen 2 d truth

u guys r pigs and dogs. u r a disgrace 2 ur fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, uncles auntys,cousins, nieces, nephews, etc who taught u r all dere doing decent jobs and living decently; and ABOVE ALL, GOD ALMIGHTY THAT CREATED YOU.., You see,ur voice won't be heard dere. PLS,i beg u all 2 gather ursefs just as u av done in d UK and come 2 NIGERIA 2 do dsame.UR RIGHTS WOULD BE GRANTED VERY FAST. Thank you for considering my advice promptly!!!

Do they look hungry? They eat

Do they look hungry? They eat well because they live in a civilised country. You fools living in Nigeria, drinking gari whilst your leaders drink champagne. A refugee in England earns more than a governor in Nigeria. That's why you all steal. You talk about gay people being an abomination. The single most disgraceful thing is a former governor, from your country, doing time. Nigeria is the laughing stock of the world. Your president stumbles from one calamity to another. Your inept finance minister was even declined for a job in a bank, where she spent over 20 years; they'd rather bring in someone from outside. The G8 meeting is going on now in America. Presidents from Ghana, Tanzania and Ethiopia were invited. Was the clown Jonathan invited? No! And you are busy concerning yourself about a handful of gay people outside your dirty embassy in London. It is a known fact that the dirtiest embassy in London is the Nigerian Embassy. You guys have to wake up, you are being left behind.

Stay In London And Die There

Stay in London and die there don't come and pollute our children here.I remember when i visited my friend in Thailand, i saw their lady boys,i swear on more than 5 occasions did my friend point them out to me i didn't know the difference. I told him to move out from that school and country same day i left. I cannot imagine a man wearing a skirt,make ups and bra or even moving around with a man .Any senator that supports that bill,Ogun,sopona,ayilala,obatala,omadioha will unite and do senate of the gods and strike him of dead.You need to see Thailand they are celebrated even on TV's,transplants is normal for men to women .We are lucky i am proud of my culture as a Nigerian.Finish

annimal

come to nigeria and you will be stone to death.wizards and demonised animals.

Gay rights advocates (and other forms of low-lives)

No problems fellows, even if you'll decide next to fornicate with a Siamese cat, a one-legged Mongolian goat, the chicken in Mazi Orji's barn or the nearest tree-frog. Its cool with us. Just remember to stay the hell away from Nigeria. Around here, the men (and women) are averse to having another admire their backsides. So our message is clear and unambiguous......That kind of lifestyle could get you talked about (translate.....very badly hurt) around these shores. That's the way we are, and we intend that it should remain so, make no mistake about this. I would therefore offer you some unsolicited advice : Please don't come home, cash that unused portion of your air-ticket and remain wherever you are!! (See, we are very civilized around here.....I never used the word Perverts all through my write-up, did I?)

IF IT HAD STARTED IN AFRICA?

Believe me, if homosexuality and lesbianism had reared it's head in Africa first, the rest of the world would have built a long tall wall to keep us separate from them and used all types of derogatory term to refer to us! Just as they did when they said they "discovered" AIDS began in Africa and "spread" by Africans!

However as it is prevalent here in Europe,it is considered a "way of life," "a persons' choice," "nothing wrong with it," "people expressing their emotions," blah, blah, blah.

IF IT HAD STARTED IN AFRICA?

Believe me, if homosexuality and lesbianism had reared it's head in Africa first, the rest of the world would have built a long tall wall to keep us separate from them and used all types of derogatory term to refer to us! Just as they did when they said they "discovered" AIDS began in Africa and "spread" by Africans!

However as it is prevalent here in Europe,it is considered a "way of life," "a persons' choice," "nothing wrong with it," "people expressing their emotions," blah, blah, blah.

If u wish to relocate to

If u wish to relocate to London n get ur papers real quick, prretend to be homosexual n claim decrimination in Nigeria! Abeg leave d protesters, anything for red passport jare...now u get d reason they wld boldly show face! LOL. But jokes apart, God gave us d free will, wisdom n freedom to choose from good n evil, just pray for them n not condemn them or curse them, I still believe its a form of mental illness as was believed not too long ago...I ve sympathy not hate for true homosexuals not those in it for money or d confused bisexuals!

Is that what ur parents do to have you.

you all need to see a psychaitric doctor. you are all mad, seak and a dispointment to your parents. Is that what your parents do to have you? why dont you use a common sense here. Beside, if Obama aproves it; you have the option to relocate. What an inhuman act, God purnish you all, usless peolples.

Nigeria is sleepwalking

Nigerians are quick to condemn the sexual orientation of people, but will hail a thieving governor; Nigerians are quick to throw a burning tyre around a petty thief, but will confer a cheiftaincy on a thieving minister. Nigerians were screaming Obama, Obama just 4 years ago, he has never stepped foot on their wretched land. Do you think he really cares what you think about same sex marriage?
Compare Obama to your dope smoking, ogogoro drinking, docile president. A man who heads one of the largest oil producing nations in the world and ain't got a clue. But the most docile of all are the dopy people who inhabit that land. Their docility is embedded in their DNA. They never say 'WE WILL MAKE IT BETTER'. They say 'e go better'. Nigeria is the giant that went to sleep and never woke up.
You guys have far more problems than to worry about than 'who dey nak who'.

It is because they are ugly.

It is because they are ugly. The are all lonely and unlucky . None of them is a virgin hence they resulted to a formed soceity. Ugly and devastated people.

Rights

This people are Nigerians from another planet. the right we real Nigerians want to fight is right security, education, electricity, medication and speech.
But you are staying in outer space and you protesting come back home do it, if you what you are doing has back from Bible or Quran and see how people would respond to you.

Nigerians and religion

Nigerians are very quick to jump on the religion train and condemn many things in the name of religion. I do not know the genetics behind being gay or lesbian. However, I feel that it is not for me to condemn them.
My real question is: 'If Nigerians are such a God fearing and highly religious people, how come they have created one of the most dishonest, corrupt, wasteful, unproductive, backward, wicked, greedy, barbaric, ill mannered countries in the world? Just explain that to me!!!!!

sure!

sure!

They really look sick.....

These people are really sick....you better not come to Nigeria...Nigeria is trying to find solution to the security and economics crisis in the country....you idiot talking about same sex relationship....please stay in UK and commit your mischief

Anti-christ

When we see issues like this ,remember the end is at hand . Boko Haram are like
this shamless ideots that are not ashame and afraid of God.

THE END TIME IS HERE!!!!!

THE END TIME IS HERE, LET US STOP FIGHTING FOR IT WAS PROPHESIED THAT AT THE END TIME, ALL THIS THING WILL HAPPENED.

LOOK AT A TRUE BORN AFRICAN, A NIGERIAN WITH GOOD MORAL VALUE IS HERE OPENLY PROTESTING AND CLAIMING TO BE A HOMOSEXUAL AND PORTRAYING THEIR IMAGES TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC AND THE WORLD IS SEEING THEM.

GOD WHERE ARE YOU????? THE SODOM OF OUR TIME IS HERE, PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW THIS ISSUE TO SPRAY ALL OVER THE INNOCENT ONES. ARISE AND SHOW US THAT YOU ARE THE GOD OF ANGER AS YOU DID IN DAYS OF OLD TO THE PEOPLE OF SODOM AND GOMORRAH.

THE BULK OF THESE GUYS ARE

THE BULK OF THESE GUYS ARE PARTNERS AND SEX MATES... I MEAN BOYFRIENDS AND GIRL FRIENDS. ALL THEY ARE DOING IS TRYING TO GET SOME PAYS FROM THE NGO BUDGETS FOR THE PRO PERVERTS CAMPAIGN AND COME AND COMPLETE THEIR FATHERS' HOUSE IN NIGERIA.
YOU CAN EVEN SEE CLEARLY THAT THE LADIES IN THESE PICTURES LIKE PRICK WELL WELL AND CANNOT STAY FOR 24 HOURS WITHOUT ENJOYING OPPOSITE SEX.
RIDE ON GUYS ... SHA BRING MOMEY COME HOME.

purpose is very important

...purpose is very important, understanding of the purpose of marriage.

There is nothing wrong with same sex association for the purpose of company, idea sharing and general help, but not sexual.

The purpose of mouth is eating, while anus is to release feces. How about procreation how do they intend to give birth. I think they should redefine the purpose of there association.

My view on the role of the government is they should be indifferent, and if they want to help they should setup psychiatric hospitals for them. Before they start to eat their food through their anus and release feces though their mouth.

Shameless people

Shameless idiots! Instead of them to bury their faces in shame or shit, they are disgracing African culture. Awon oloriburuku! Now, every Tom, Dick and Harry can see what his son or daughter is really doing in the UK. More protests please!

High Rate of Lesbians in 9ja

There is a high rate of lesbians in 9a, almost every girl here is a lesbian, your sisters, girl friends, wife's and mothers, but you will never know as they keep it secret. They have a lot of 9ja lesbian Facebook pages, these girls have normal Facebook pages and also create an other for their lesbian activities. Leviticus 20 vs 13. If a man or woman lies with same sex, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

This topic is neither African

This topic is neither African nor Biblical ,The bible says u shall know d truth and d truth shall set u free.

Osus! Outcasts!! Animals!!!

These are the people the Ibos throw to the gods. The Osu people. Outrageous animals that mingled with mankind, they eventually revealed their evil and were tossed from town. 'Abshiebung' or 'Ostrasized' at best. Nigerians have far more to worry about than which hole you choose to stick your rod in, it's your private life. For all I care actually, these idiots should be gathered together and set on fire! They are evil, pure! Let them go to Naija and march on any village lets see how many will return to dirty London. Uselesss Britico civilization. Nein, Danke! We need computers. Animals!!!

fa, fa, fa.....foul

here goes another name for nigeria; gay, lesbian.....if those guys don't read history, study current events, i'm afraid for them.....
guys i'm sorry but you aint nigerians and would never be.

Come home and be flogged

You people are lucky you are in London. Come to Nigeria and see what will happen to you animals. You can go and practise it with Obama in USA but not my country Nigeria. Do it and go to jail with hard labour

Are these guys muslims or

Are these guys muslims or christians. Do they represent the faith they claim? Do we see all people in the same religion with them as gays or lesbians?

sorry

infact na mistake I make click this article....chei see as i waste 5 precious minutes of my life....

Madness in disguise

I don't know that even animals get sense more than some people. it is even a shameful thing to do not to talk of declaring it publicly that you are fighting for such. no light in Nigeria, no water, no food, no security, no freedom of speech, no equity b4 the law, no job. you people have never protested because of that. you are protesting against the only law that is ever pleasing to God almighty and humanity. you people need a visit to ARO for checkup

Cultural imperialism

Why do We want to copy everything that the America do? FG Have a lot of issue to tackel in this state so y do them want to leave the issue of insecurity and many more to debate on gay nd lesbian marriage? THINK!!!!

They have a right to relocate

Why don't they protest in Nigeria? As they have a right to "sexual deviance" they have a right to relocate to those countries that are sympathetic with their deviance. Even animals know better. Obama is now playing God. His fall will be great. See the European countries who became sodom and Gomorrah, see what is happening to them. If they feel strong enough about this, let them come and protest in Nigeria and see what Nigerians will do to them. If their fathers and mothers were homo and lesbians where would they have been today. Very soon, overtly mad people will begin to demand for rights and these people are just mad

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