Men Who Sleep with Men: Between the Rock and the Hard Place
Submitted by Michael Ilesanmi on Sat, 31/12/2011 - 3:25pm
Homosexuality or same sex attraction is one such issue about which there is ingrained prejudice in Nigeria as it is in most parts of Africa.
So deep-seated is the aversion to homosexuality that it is considered a taboo and as a result anyone suspected of being a member of this group of people face severe penalties.
Gay men or Men who have Sex with Men, otherwise known as MSM, face a particularly intense discrimination. Health experts say society is endangering itself by treating MSM as contemptible outlaws.
In this special report titled “MSM: BETWEEN THE ROCK AND THE HARD PLACE”, Michael Ilesanmi investigates the plight in Nigeria of Men who have Sex with Men and how it may be fuelling a new wave of HIV Pandemic.