I wanted to change things but that made me more of a target.
They never knew that I am running because of my sexual orientation.
Now, my life is filled with optimism and I am very grateful to have an opportunity for a new life where I can safely express myself in all aspects - especially my gay identity.
I’m able to walk the world as a queer person here.
Don’t be afraid to be who you are. There is always a way.
I couldn’t even tell him that I am gay.
I left Nigeria on Dec 20, 2017 and I arrived in the USA the following day. I left Nigeria because I’m a gay man and I was abducted, beaten and molested. This nightmare continued with blackmails and death threats with photos dropped off at my office and my home.
I like knowing that I’m pushing something forward.
I finally am who I was supposed to be always.
In public you’re just not safe as a gay person.
I’ve been able to live freely and happy as a gay man.
It made me stronger
Our issues and struggles can no longer be ignored.
The need to feel safe
We are not afraid anymore
My immigration status doesn’t define who I am