Nigeria’s millenials are not as homophobic as their parents are: Globalisation has exposed the millennial generation to information and perceptions of other cultures. Together with a healthy disregard for traditional institutions and beliefs, it may have made the biggest difference.

On Dec 12, 2017 reported:

Homosexuality in NigeriaIn 2017, Nigerians, young and old, are believed to be pretty homophobic people. Few issues are more likely to elicit loud responses, scriptural references and quasi-intelligent tirades from Nigerians than a mere allusion to homosexuality.

The last decade has seen most liberal western societies recognise LGBTI rights; but where you find yourself outside the very considerate borders of the United States and Europe, and take a walk across Nigeria, being a homosexual can be a death sentence.

On January 7, 2013, former President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Same-Sex Prohibition Act into Law.

Apart from making same-sex marriage a crime, the law also carries a 14-year sentence for individuals and organisations who support homosexuality. Public displays of affection were also illegalized.

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