‘Boys boarding school didn’t turn your son gay’ – Nigerian Twitter user says being gay is hormonal

There’s been an interesting Twitter thread on boarding school and students becoming gay afterwards, and a Nigerian Twitter user @cynnerr headlining the conversation is implying that being gay is hormonal. He added that most boys had tendencies of becoming gay from home, which was heightened by close proximity with other boys.

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The Nigerian Twitter user’s claims was backed by a follower, who alleged that his parents took him out of King’s College to another school in Lagos, but he is now ‘sucking’ di*ks. Here are the tweets below;

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In July 2017, a Nigerian man, Femi who was among the 40 gay men and boys, some as young as 13, arrested at a gay nightspot in a hotel in the back blocks of Nigeria’s economic capital, Lagos, revealed how he became one of the members of the LGBT community.

Femi said he “became gay” at 14 when he fell in love with the man who raped him, an older man who was close friends with his father. He kept the relationship a secret until his father accused him of being “gay and acting girly”.

In a country like Nigeria where 91 per cent of people believe homosexuality should be criminalised, his confession only led to more frequent and ferocious beatings from his father.

“When he was angry he would start flogging me,” Femi says.

“Any mistake and he would hit me. Every minute, every hour.”

After a month and two days in jail following his arrest, an NGO bailed him out.

“I tried to bribe my way out of it and members of the [LGBTI] community went to speak with my father…[he] asked them to let me die in [jail],” Femi said.

It was gathered that the arrested men were charged with engaging in “gay activities”, by allowing other men “to have carnal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature”.

Following his arrest, Femi was kicked out of home and now shuttles between friends’ lounges and lovers’ beds. He 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.

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