Gay: Synonym in many parts of the world for homosexual; used here to refer to the sexual orientation of a man whose primary sexual and romantic attraction is toward other men. LGBT individuals and members of organizations and networks that provide services and support to the LGBT community reported that they had to set aside funds in order to pay extortion demanded by the police.
The state has legal obligations to exercise due diligence in protecting persons, including LGBT individuals, from all forms of violence, whether perpetrated by state or non-state actors, and to prevent arbitrary arrests and torture or cruel, degrading, and inhuman treatment.
Retrieved 29 November Retrieved 23 August Her partner was disowned by her family.
While recognizing that existing legislation in Nigeria criminalizes consensual same-sex conduct, this report is strictly limited to the impact of the SSMPA. We slept on the floor of the police cell; there was no mattress or bed. They had heard about people being beaten up in Abuja and got scared.
Therefore as a democratic leader with deep respect for the law, I had to put my seal of approval on it.