Nigeria is already an incredibly dangerous place to be lesbian, gay, bi or trans. This piece of legislation will only further push the Nigerian LGBT community deep underground.
Nigeria’s president recently posted on his Facebook page: “When I assumed the mantle of leadership of Nigeria … one of my personal decisions was to prioritize education (being a teacher myself) and the welfare of the Nigerian people (health, the economy and energy security).”
That’s an irony in itself, for this terrible, bigoted bill threatens to set Nigeria back - especially in regards to health and HIV/AIDS. By further criminalizing homosexuality, Nigeria’s effort to control its HIV/AIDS pandemic - one of the most dire in the world - is under serious threat.
Our friend Ife and dozens of other Nigerian activists will deliver this letter directly to the Nigerian government next week - at a major UN meeting in New York City. Ife and his friends ARE NOT ILLEGAL.
Our friends in Nigeria need our help by Monday to fight a anti-gay law. Add your voice now:
www.allout.org/nigeria / PLEASE SIGN AND REBLOG!