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The Things They Say: 168

“I’ve battled depression and won, without the aid of drugs or anyone to talk to about it. Every day is a battle not to give in to depression, a battle that leaves me mentally drained at the end of each day. This new law won’t be allowed to tip the scales in favour of depression. I won’t allow it because I have finally won.”

An acquaintance who would rather remain anonymous talks about his battle for the acceptance of his sexuality, and his determination not to let the anti-gay law get to him.

The thing most Nigerians forget is that the LGBT community is made up of real people, individuals who not only have to deal with career choices and familial responsibilities and day-to-day decision making, but also have to deal with the struggles of what it means to be different in terms of their sexualities. Like a friend would usually say: May God open our eyes of understanding.1381616889690

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  1. Kachi

     /  January 24, 2014

    Awwww… God be with you Anonymous

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  2. anyibaba

     /  January 24, 2014

    As Christians, we make that mistake, believing gay people are so so evil. Yet they are not the Hitler or Napoleon that just wants to see the whole world burn.
    We hate them but funny enough we are yet to see them hating back and I’m guessing the reason can be attributed to what Anonymous is going through. A battle they fight internally everyday. We worry about a lot of things in life, they worry about those same things and then some.

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