Coordinator of the Nigerian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual, LGBT community, Yemisi Ilesanmi, in this interview with TELL Magazine, talks about homosexual relationship and that LGBTs should be treated with respect because being gay is not criminal.
Read the opinions and views of the Bisexual young woman below:
On what Nigerians need to know about homosexuality:
The very first thing we need to understand is that homosexuality, bisexuality, asexuality are all as natural as heterosexuality. Our sexual orientation differs; we are born with an innate ability to be emotionally or sexually attracted or not be sexually or emotionally attracted to same sex or opposite sex. Unfortunately, many African societies do not provide enabling environments to discuss sexual orientation. Sexual orientation does not harm anyone. A person who is attracted to opposite sex does not harm anyone so far it is a consensual adult relationship. A homosexual who is attracted to the same sex does not harm anybody so far it is a consensual adult relationship. A Bisexual or Pansexual who can be attracted to all sexes harms no one so far it is an adult consensual relationship. Even an Asexual who is not sexually attracted to any gender harms no one. We are all different, and non-harmful lifestyle of adults should not be criminalised. Continue reading