MASS NIGERIAN ARRESTS FOR GAY SEX

HOMOSEXUALITY, GAY MARRIAGE, GAY GROUPS AND DISPLAYS OF SAME-SEX AFFECTION ARE ALL ILLEGAL IN NIGERIA.

HOMOSEXUAL ACTS ARE PUNISHABLE BY UP TO 14 YEARS IN JAIL IN NIGERIA, WHILE GAY MARRIAGE AND DISPLAYS OF SAME-SEX AFFECTION ARE ALSO BANNED.

Same-sex relations are explicitly banned in 72 countries, according to the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA).
The number of states that criminalise same-sex relations is decreasing annually, though, with Belize and the Seychelles repealing such laws last year.

More than 40 men have been arrested in Nigeria over the weekend for performing homosexual acts, police say. They are due to appear in court later. Nigerian newspaper Punch reports that the police raided a hotel in Lagos...

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