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    Homosexuality
    ✖ Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
    Gay Marriage
    ✖ Not legal
    Censorship
    ✔ No censorship
    Changing Gender
    ✖ Illegal
    Non-binary gender recognition
    Unknown
    Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Employment Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Housing Discrimination
    ✖ No protections
    Adoption
    ✖ Single only
    Military
    ✖ Illegal
    Donating Blood
    ✔ Legal
    Conversion Therapy
    Ambiguous
    Age of Consent
    ✖ Unequal
Suggest Public Opinion Data

Public Opinion

Acceptance of homosexuals as neighbors

Ranked #76 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "On this list are various groups of people. Could you please mention any that you would not like to have as neighbors?"

(89%) Mentioned homosexuals
Did not mention homosexuals (11%)

Justifiability of homosexuality

Ranked #77 out of 79 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Please tell me for each of the following statements whether you think it can always be justified, never be justified, or something in between."

(94.3%) Not justifiable
Justifiable (2.3%)

Opinion on same-sex couples as parents

Ranked #72 out of 74 countries surveyed. (Source: World Values Survey, 2017-2020)

Question: "Homosexual couples are as good parents as other couples"

(86.4%) Disagree
Agree (8.9%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2019)

Ranked #34 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, May–October, 2019)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(91%) No
Yes (7%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #16 out of 33 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2014–2016)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(82.75%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (15.88%)

Acceptance of Homosexuals as Neighbors

Ranked #23 out of 34 countries surveyed. (Source: Afrobarometer, 2016–2018)

Question: "For each of the following types of people, please tell me whether you would like having people from this group as neighbours, dislike it, or not care: Homosexuals?"

(91.06%) Not tolerate
Tolerate (8.38%)

"Should society accept homosexuality?" (2013)

Ranked #39 out of 39 countries surveyed. (Source: Pew Research Center, June, 2013)

Question: "Should society accept homosexuality?"

(98%) No
Yes (1%)

History

Homosexual activity in Nigeria

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Homosexual activity in Nigeria is illegal (up to life in prison as punishment).

Current status
Since Jun 1, 1916
Illegal (up to life in prison as punishment)
Male Homosexuality is punishable by 14 years in prison under the Nigerian Penal Code. Laws is unclear about female Homosexuality in the Nigerian Penal code , in which the southern part of Nigeria rules . However in the Northern Nigeria, where things are ruled by Sharia Law the punishment are different . In some states in Northern Nigeria, consenting and adult Gays and Lesbians could be punished with the death penalty .
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Jun 1, 1916–Sep 16, 2018
Male illegal, female legal
10-14 years in prison. Not enforced. decriminalization proposed by one presidential candidate.

Same-sex marriage in Nigeria

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Same-sex marriage in Nigeria is not legal.

Current status
Since Jan 7, 2014
Not legal
The newly enacted regulation against same sex marriage implies such act is punishable by fourteen-year term of imprisonment.
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Dec 31, 1914–Jan 7, 2014
Not legal
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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nigeria

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Censorship of LGBT Issues in Nigeria is no censorship.

Current status
No censorship
In Nigeria, there are no laws restricting the discussion or promotion of LGBTQ+ topics.
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Right to change legal gender in Nigeria

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Right to change legal gender in Nigeria is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
Legally no way to change gender, crossdressing is illegal in 12 states in northern Nigeria
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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Nigeria

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Legal recognition of non-binary gender in Nigeria is unknown.

Current status
Unknown

LGBT discrimination in Nigeria

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LGBT discrimination in Nigeria is no protections.

Current status
Since May 29, 1999
No protections
Although the discrimination protection clause protect citizens against all forms of discrimination, there are also provisions within the protection against discrimination that encourages "the evolution and promotion of family life" with a family having a "traditional" family connotation.
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LGBT employment discrimination in Nigeria

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LGBT employment discrimination in Nigeria is no protections.

Current status
Since May 29, 1999
No protections
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LGBT housing discrimination in Nigeria

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LGBT housing discrimination in Nigeria is no protections.

Current status
Since May 29, 1999
No protections
Homosexuality is still illegal there.
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Same-sex adoption in Nigeria

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Same-sex adoption in Nigeria is single only.

Current status
Single only
No laws for same sex couples.
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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Nigeria

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Homosexuals serving openly in military in Nigeria is illegal.

Current status
Illegal
No discrimination protection exist in the criminal code.
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Blood donations by MSMs in Nigeria

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Blood donations by MSMs in Nigeria is legal.

Current status
Legal
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Conversion therapy in Nigeria

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Conversion therapy in Nigeria is ambiguous.

Current status
Ambiguous
Unknown.
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Equal age of consent in Nigeria

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Equal age of consent in Nigeria is unequal.

Current status
Unequal
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