23-year-old Femi and his friends were among 40 gay men and boys, some as young as 13, who were arrested at a gay nightspot in a Lagos hotel in July 2017.
I became gay at 14 after my father’s friend raped meMen and boys arrested in Lagos hotel for being homosexuals, speak out. They were celebrating a birthday with friends which ended when they were arrested. They were charged with engaging in “gay activities”, and Femi spent a month and two days in jail.
According to ABC Australia, since his arrest, Femi has been kicked out of home and now shuttles between ”friends’ lounges and lovers’ beds”.
He has lost his job as a cleaner, left his studies at university and had sex for money to help pay for a ticket to Ghana where he hopes he can slip into obscurity.