When Aderonke was outed as a lesbian in Nigeria, she was arrested, tortured, and sentenced to death, forced to watch her family be killed first.
She fled to the UK to seek asylum. But after a humiliating interrogation where UK officials refused to believe she was a “real” lesbian, a judge is now poised to send Aderonke back to Nigeria… where she’ll be killed.We still have a chance to save her. The UK Home Office has just announced plans to reevaluate the process they use for LGBT asylum cases, but reform won’t come in time to help — unless we can convince Secretary Theresa May to halt deportations first!
Just now did I come out to my mother, letting her know that a part of who I am is being bisexual and her reaction is choosing not believe me and convincing herself that it’s the devil playing with my mind. Also, me making the decision to tell the rest of the family is a means of distracting them.
It’s unfair to be so comfortable and at ease with yourself, only to have that peace be disturbed by ignorance and discrimination.
I’m confident enough to believe and hope that someday, not only myself but people in general won’t have their peace disturbed by such unfair ways of others.
I’ll get through this, the world will too.
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Hey guys my emotionally abusive mom is about to pull me out of school and kick me out of the house, so I might need a place to temporarily crash this summer, just until I can get a job and save up a little money. If you live in the DC/Maryland area, or just somewhere along the east coast, could you maybe message me?
Also, if you don’t could you please reblog this so it gets around?
She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/
I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email
Please reblog to raise awareness!
signal boost, please!
CT could get it.
Sweet Jesus I had to take a minute to myself after that happened.
I hate him but hot damn