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As Support For Gay People Rises in Nigeria, Violence Against Them Rises Also

11 Feb

gay nigeriaWhile the Police has begun seizing people’s phones at random and checking for incriminating pictures, luring and arresting suspected gay men all in the name of bribes curbing the homosexual menace, most gay men and women have bound to together to form support groups and networks and protect each other while others have taken to speaking against the law. There has been support from the heterosexual community such as Nobel laureate Wole Soyinka (whose piece requires a good dictionary to follow), musician Seun Kuti who also advocated for gay people to come out, and blogger Ayo Sogunro who succinctly (and satirically) explained why even heterosexual men and women should be worried about this new law.

On the hand, two gay men got were caught by a mob of young men and forced to have sex with each other.nigeria-gay-vigilante-attack-thumb-250xauto-34826 The episode was recorded on multiple mobile phones by onlookers and uploaded online. No one attempted to help them. I watched the video and every second of it broke my heart. The one thought going through my head was this could happen to me. There have been no comments from the Nigerian police on this issue.

A man was also outed on social media via pictures that were taken when he was having sex with another man. The pictures clearly showed his face and he was tagged in the post, thus making sure that everyone who saw the picture knew exactly who he was. People immediately began condemning him and calling for him to be arrested. He has since gone underground. The worst part of this entire spectacle is that it was orchestrated by another gay man. Talk about drama.

In other Nigerian news, petrol queues are starting to form due to shortage (real or induced by those with ‘vested interests’ – sometimes you never can tell). This is yet another problem that was placed lower down in the priority list as fighting homosexuality went up. I hope Nigerians are seeing their tax Naira at work.

 
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Posted by on February 11, 2014 in Politik, The Business of Living

 

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4 responses to “As Support For Gay People Rises in Nigeria, Violence Against Them Rises Also

  1. Tom Janus

    February 12, 2014 at 12:05 am

    With all the anti-gay issues still occurring in the States, they in no way compare to what happens in Nigeria..very sad and very frustrating.

     
    • D.C.

      February 12, 2014 at 5:04 pm

      It is both of sad and frustrating indeed. And tiring.

       
  2. aguywithoutboxers

    February 24, 2014 at 12:38 am

    It is a disgrace that this is all happening in this day and age. Thank you, my blogging friend, for sharing this. Someday, soon, the good people of Nigeria will wake up and realize that while they were being diverted to attack the “gay menace,” their trusted politicians robbed them blind of all their natural resources. Great job, man! Much love and naked hugs!

     
  3. mahustlerszone

    March 12, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Reblogged this on Embakasi Reloaded.

     

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