|Rashidi Williams a gay human rights activists|
"About 50 people, mostly men, crowd around the front porch of a social club in Nigeria's biggest city, Lagos, cheering on a shy-looking young man, who proceeds to sing a ballad.
Backstage, another man puts on his wig and takes a quick glance at his pocket mirror, before adjusting his tight-fitting red dress.
Five other men also dressed in drag outfits appear, checking on each other's make-up as they wait for their turn to perform for the crowd.
"A friend invited me here a few months ago," one chatty spectator says excitedly. "I love this place because it makes me feel at home".Continue reading the main storyStart Quote"How does a government think that sending someone to prison would change his or her sexual orientation?” Kunle
This gathering of members of the gay and lesbian community in Lagos is held regularly, albeit discreetly, but it could soon be illegal.
He added that "the vast majority of gay Nigerians may not be interested in this kind of event but they still have to hide their sexuality in this conservative society".
This brings us to the discussion of the day, what is your opinion on homosexuality in Nigeria, was the government right in making it illegal? As you drop your comments please let us know where you reside because I suspect opinions will defer between those who live in Nigeria/ Africa and those in diaspora.
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