The report finds that while the SSMPA was introduced into a legal context that already criminalized consensual same-sex conduct and an already pervasive homophobic climate, it has had profoundly negative human rights impact on LGBT people in Nigeria. A presidential spokesman told Reuters he had now done so.
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A transgender person usually adopts, or would prefer to adopt, a gender expression in consonance with their preferred gender but may or may not desire to permanently alter their bodily characteristics in order to conform to their preferred gender. John, a lawyer based in Abuja, who regularly assists LGBT individuals who have been arbitrarily arrested by the police, said this misperception meant LGBT people may not report crimes committed against them, including crimes committed by police officers.
After I was released I had to go to the hospital for treatment because of the injuries and the malaria that I contracted. This was being fanned by the proposed Anti-Gay Bill which is now Law and the activist groups. They accused him of being gay.
Homosexuality can land men up to 14 years in prison in Southern Nigeria and capital punishment for men in areas under Sharia Islamic Law. By prohibiting and criminalizing persons who register, operate, participate in, and support the activities of gay clubs, the SSMPA directly violates the right to freedom of association which is protected under article 22 1 of the ICCPR.
However, there already existed a bill criminalizing homosexuality and questions were raised about the importance of the new bill. The researchers of the cohort study,  finding a higher proportion of MSM reporting discrimination and stigma after the passage of the Act, concluded that:.
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