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'I didn't want my mum to know': The men and boys arrested for being gay in Nigeria
Why do so many teenage girls want to change gender? - Prospect Magazine
Follow our live coverage for the latest news on the coronavirus pandemic. In late July, Femi and his friends were among 40 gay men and boys, some as young as 13, who were arrested at a gay nightspot in a hotel in the back blocks of Nigeria's economic capital, Lagos. They were charged with engaging in "gay activities" by allowing other men "to have carnal knowledge of themselves against the order of nature". Since his arrest, Femi has been kicked out of home and now shuttles between friends' lounges and lovers' beds. He has 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. Femi says 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".
Pederasty in ancient Greece
By Jenifer B. Chris Bates was 16 years old when he started selling nude photos of himself on the internet to adult men who pressured him for more and more images. The demands snowballed into riskier requests, and within months the gay Connecticut teen was trading sex for dinners out, designer sneakers and other luxuries. Bates says he was lured by the attention and what appeared to be easy money. He secretly hoped his financially struggling single mother, or anybody, would notice what was happening and protect him.
Please note this article contains content which some readers may find distressing. Note: Professor Paul Cartledge was speaking on the HistoryExtra podcast, answering questions about ancient Greece submitted by our readers and the top online search queries. A selection of his answers have been transcribed and edited for clarity, and are shared below…. Listen to the full conversation on the HistoryExtra podcast. An illegal and totally unacceptable practice today, the subject of pederasty is a highly sensitive one, he adds.