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Discussing religion, sexuality & the law with Nigerian gay men

Condom use, HIV, human sexuality, abuse from homophobic religious leaders, coming out, human rights, internalized homophobia and effeminophobia. All those and more were topics of discussion at a March 3 workshop attended by about two dozen gay men in the Asaba area of Nigeria.

To present the workshop, NoStringsNG, the Nigerian LGBTIQ media organization, collaborated with Levites Initiative for Freedom and Enlightenment (LIFFE), a community-based organization whose vision is to reconcile sexuality with religion.

The goal of the one-day interactive workshop, attended by 20 young gay Nigerian men, was to educate them about their rights,  human sexuality, Nigerian law, and how to reconcile religion with their sexuality.

Conversations at the workshop covered health-related issues, such as HIV and the need to use condom as an effective way to reduce the spread of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections. It also dealt with other sexuality issues such as coming out, internalized homophobia, effeminophobia (the fear of women, of femininity or of effeminate behavior), as well as the impact of religious abuse toward homosexuals.

The participants were also exposed to basic principles of human rights.

Participants receiving condoms.

Results from a survey carried out at the workshop showed that all the men in attendance were already sexually active and 55 percent had multiple sexual partners. Among that 55 percent, 45 percent indicated that they do not use condoms at all, while 10 percent said that they used condoms sometimes.

Of the group,  only 20 percent have gone for HIV testing and counseling, while 80 percent have never been tested. Asked about voluntary HIV counseling and testing, 64 percent indicated that they were willing, while 36 percent said that they were not willing to test at all.

A further result also showed that 36 percent have been treated for a sexually transmitted infection [STI], while 64 percent have not.

Mike Daemon, Executive project coordinator of NoStringsNG facilitating.

The participants were very excited about the workshop and stated that their expectations were greatly met.

One of them said:

“The workshop was very impacting, LGBTI rights were made clear and plain, and health issues were well explained”

Another said:

“The condom session was fantastic. I did not know that some condoms were not safe for sex. The facilitators were thorough with their explanations.”

And another said:

“It’s educating and soul-saving.”

Some participants stressed that the town lacked a wellness center for the community, and urged the organizers of the workshop to look into it as a concern.

Uchenna Facilitating

Uchenna Samuel, executive director of Levites Initiative for Freedom and Enlightenment (LIFFE), facilitating a session.

 

 

Uchenna Samuel, executive director of Levites Initiative for Freedom and Enlightenment who co-facilitated sessions at the workshop, said he hopes to educate more gay men in the future.

“I hope to host more workshops of this nature so as to educate young gay men because most of them lack the full understanding of what it means to be gay”

Mike Daemon, executive project coordinator of NoStringsNG, said he was amazed by how keen the participants were to learn.

“The experience was indeed very rewarding, the participants were very interested in the conversations and subjects raised. I look forward to doing more of this,” he said.

At the end of the workshop, more than 576 condoms were distributed to the participants, and a get-together party was held where more condoms were distributed.

NoStringsNG received financial support from AlertFonds for the event.

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    Oghenetega Emmanuel 6 years

    Keep up the good work Bros. Mike and Noble Charles. #gaypower

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    Oghenetega Emmanuel 6 years

    Well done Bros. Mike and Noble Charles. #gaypower.

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