Nigeria On List of Countries With Explicit Anti-Transgender Laws

Nigeria is among 13 UN member states that still criminalise transgender people, while others use morality and indecency laws to crack down on the trans community, according to a new report by the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association. The research looked at how transgender people are legally recognized in countries around the world, as well as their experiences of being criminalized just because of their gender identity. The report also highlighted some positive developments for trans people over the past two years. Nine countries have taken steps to make it easier for people to change their name and gender classification on official documents such as birth certificates since 2018.

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