LGBTQ+ Nigerians Are Celebrating Pride Month in Defiance of Anti-Gay Law.

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06/27/2022

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel knows first-hand how tough life is for people who are openly gay in Nigeria, where LGBTQ+ relationships and even same-sex displays of affection are illegal. Last year, he was kidnapped by seven men who blackmailed, extorted, and tortured him for two days in an attack that has since left him constantly looking over his shoulder. “It is living with the fear of possible killing or incarceration for who I literally am. You are constantly having to explain your existence,” said Emmanuel, who dropped out of university after the attack.

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