Nigerian Woman Disowns Her Gay Pussy

by Winnie McCroy

EDGE Editor

Friday January 24, 2014

A middle-aged Nigerian woman has reportedly disowned her male cat for being gay. In a recent article in Gay Star News, the unnamed Lafia, Nasarawa State woman ditched her pussycat of seven years after the male cat displayed "unnatural sexual behavior."

The report said that the male cat named Bull was making sexual advances to other male cats, even though female cats lived in the same house. The woman said that she had a strong belief in the divine purpose of creating a male and female of every creature to fulfill an ordained purpose of procreations.

Nigeria's Leadership newspaper reported that the woman hung posters around the neighborhood that read, "Anybody interested in this gay cat can have it because I have no further use for it."

The feline's funny behavior is "a contradiction of the laws of nature," said the woman. Although groups of people, especially youths, have taken to hanging around the woman's house on Gboko Street to ogle and crack jokes, no prospective owners have stepped forward to take ownership of the cat.

The Nigerian government recently passed legislation that bans same-sex marriage, criminalizes gay clubs and groups and sets prison terms of up to 14 years for gay behavior. It also mandates that anyone who knows a gay person must report them to the authorities or risk five years in jail themselves.

Winnie McCroy is the Women on the EDGE Editor, HIV/Health Editor, and Assistant Entertainment Editor for EDGE Media Network, handling all women's news, HIV health stories and theater reviews throughout the U.S. She has contributed to other publications, including The Village Voice, Gay City News, Chelsea Now and The Advocate, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.