Nigerian magazine claims homosexuality can be ‘cured’

It’s too bad that so many Nigerians believe the sort of nonsense packed into a recent article in the Nigerian magazine Realityz.

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The article is titled “Sure cure for homosexuality and lesbianism.”

The baseless article is written by one Sophilia Obire, who clearly does not even understand what it means to be gay.

For starters, the article erroneously suggests that homosexuality is all about sex and that the reason people are gay is because they are only looking for people who will satisfy their sexual desires.

Obire also ludicrously suggests that lesbians date women who appear physically strong and masculine because they fear having a relationship with men who are too masculine and strong.

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Next, the writer throws in some religious sentiments and jargon, claiming that homosexuality is caused by a demon whose aim is to put an end to human reproduction. She calls homosexuality “anti-life and anti-christ.”

In the end, Obire offers tips on how to “cure” homosexuality that are just as foolish, baseless and factless as the rest of the article. For example:

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  • Lesbians supposedly should establish purely sexual relationships with effeminate men, while gay men should look for women who are very feminine.
  • Gay and lesbian people supposedly should seek out spiritual conversion therapy from Christian ministers. [The facts about such “therapy” are contained in the article, ” ‘Ex-gay therapy’: What reputable experts have to say.”]

The whole article is written by someone who lacks a clear understanding on the subject. It is a shame that people choose to write on sensitive topics like these without doing proper research. The end result is a complete joke, but it’s not a funny joke because it deceives many readers.

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    Seun 5 years

    I thought, we still drown in lack of education and bloom in things as unintelligible as this. As a nation, we are aback! Letting a media person post a thing as such is just like expecting a blind man to type too. Nigerian media personalities and Nigerians in general are clueless as to what nature is, and they would never let nature reign if there education on religion is creepingly high.

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    pankar 5 years

    Who the dunce is this person Sophilio?. Not because I’m gay but because writers should deal with facts. These are factless, well, except its fiction.

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    Quinn 5 years

    Who ever wrote that crap is a hopeless ignorant Buffon. but thanks to the person for mentioning LGBT people

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    Lisa Sands 5 years

    I’m a Psychologist. I once worked in an establishment where my colleague thought that shock therapy was the cure. I was disappointed with the Nigerian educational system

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