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Duped through dating apps: Queer love in the time of homophobia - African Arguments
In Nigeria, the LGBTQ community is vulnerable to extortion, making dating an often dangerous pursuit. It was New Year’s Eve when James*, 29, agreed to meet up with a man he had connected with on the dating app Grindr. They were beginning to get to know each other through the LGBTQ platform and they arranged a time and place. But things did not go as James expected. Rather than getting to know the man he thought he’d been talking to, he was lured to a secluded area where he was surrounded by a group of men who threatened him with …