While living in Nigeria as an out gay man and LGBTQ activist, I experienced harassment, persecution, and violence because of my sexuality. By 2012, the activist work I did in Nigeria had become very challenging, and I made the difficult decision to leave my home country. Thanks to the legal team at Immigration Equality, I was able to obtain asylum within three months of leaving Nigeria.
This June please join the entire Immigration Equality family of supporters, staff, clients, family, and friends, at NYC PRIDE on Sunday June 28th. Let’s come together to celebrate victories like mine, and to raise our voices for those still waiting.
Today, I can continue my work as an LGBTQ activist without fear of violence and persecution. This June will be an opportunity to march for both the release of transgender women from detention and for a future where LGBTQ immigrants and their families have a safe place to call home.
Nigerian activist and asylum winner
Immigration Equality client