Nigeria: 40 Gay Men Arrested After Harsher Anti-gay Law Goes into Effect

One day after scumbag Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan signed into law harsher punishments for ANYTHING LGBT related, 40 gay men have been arrested.

Dorothy Aken’Ova is executive director of Nigeria’s International Center for Reproductive Health and Sexual Rights. She said Tuesday the new law, already being dubbed the “Jail the Gays” law, will endanger and even criminalize programs fighting HIV-AIDS in the gay community.

She said police in Bauchi state have a list of 168 purportedly gay men, of whom 38 have been arrested recently.

Jonathan’s new law calls for 14 years in jail for same-sex marriage and up to 10 years’ imprisonment for membership or encouragement of gay organizations.

Now get this, the U.S.  gives Nigeria about 625 Million dollars a year in aid a year. All aid should either be cut in half or pulled from Africa until the change their laws. Harsh and extreme? You bet. But watch how fast they cry uncle. A mere threat would probably do the trick. Oprah and Madonna who donate millions to Africa and have a strong presence in the anti-gay continent, where is your outrage??? Your silence is “golden”.

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via Back2Stonewall.

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