Aderonke is 46 years old, an open lesbian, and human rights advocate. For years she has been a victim of homophobic torture, persecution, and brutal arrest in Nigeria and now she is seeking asylum in Britain. As a woman dedicated to standing up for others, now we must stand up for her! Aderonke fled to Britain in 2004, after being forced into an arranged marriage in Nigeria to hide her…
When LGBT asylum seekers arrive in the UK, they are often fleeing persecution or death in their home countries. In the UK, the torture continues as these asylum seekers enter an abusive system where they are subjected to invasive interviews about their sexuality. Aderonke is just one of the hundreds who are subjected to this treatment. On March 28th, 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May ordered…
Manchester Migrant Solidarity is a new group currently in the process of being set-up. It is a…Read More
"I fled for my life" - This is Aderonke's story
"Growing up in Nigeria, I was unable to disclose my sexuality, yet unable to hide it.
The culture in Nigeria makes it clear that being gay or transgender is a sin, a sentiment that is fueled by homophobic messages from faith communities,…Read More
This weekend, Aderonke was was the forefront of the news story that announced Teresa May's review of the LGBT asylum system. This is a big…Read More
Aderonke recently suffered an unprovoked frenzy and harrowing homophobic attack in a public place right here in Britain from people of the same cultural and religious beliefs as her which has now been reported to the Police for investigations.
How much more would she face or have to bear if…Read More
Urgent - this is breaking news in Nigeria: Last week, President Goodluck Jonathan signed an anti-gay bill into law that would make having…Read More
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