Gay man trapped, beaten in Nigeria, where it’s too common

Horrible vigilante actions targeting Nigerian gay men.

76 CRIMES

Stripped by his attackers, nervously awaiting a beating, Isaac stands naked in Bola's house on Dec. 13. His genitals have been obscured for decency; his face has been obscured for privacy. (Mike Daemon photo courtesy of No Strings) Stripped by his attackers, nervously awaiting a beating, Isaac stands naked in Bola’s house on Dec. 13. His genitals have been obscured for decency; his face has been obscured for privacy. (Mike Daemon photo courtesy of No Strings)

By Mike Daemon

In Nigeria today, hatred of LGBTIQ people is so bad that young people are organizing groups to trap suspected homosexuals, then strip them, beat them, extort money from them, and sometimes turn them over to police.

Many cases like these go on, unreported in the Nigerian mainstream media.

I witnessed just such an incident yesterday. I was invited into a house in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, to see a gay man was trapped there, naked. The man who invited me did not know that, under the pseudonym Mike Daemon, I publish the No Strings podcasts about LGBTIQ life in Nigeria.

I made a video of what I saw. The…

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