Help Keep This LGBT+ Safe House

Help Keep This LGBT+ Safe House

Hello everybody.

With the rest of the world slowly moving towards inclusion and acceptance of queer folks, there are still certain countries that are still hostile towards queer people. One of such countries is Nigeria, which has recently become one of the most dangerous places in the world, for LGBT+ people.

And now, someone who opens up her home to LGBT+ people in Nigeria is about to lost her apartment. She lost her job last year, shortly after getting her apartment and as such, has not been able to save for her rent.

The reason why this GoFundMe was started is so this place – that has become a safe space for many young, oyster LGBT+ folks who can no longer stay with their families for fear of being assaulted or worse – is not lost. At the moment, she has two gay boys living in the spare bedrooms. Ever since they were outed to their families, they’ve had nowhere else to go. And this number changes constantly, based on who needs help and a place to stay. Her losing the space will not just affect her but others as well.

For those who are confused about the amount and how the rent system works in Nigeria: we pay our rent annually, and the entire rent has to be paid upfront. So, the rent we’re trying to raise right now is for her 2019/2020 rent, and she has up till the end of THIS month (November) to pay. The amount might seem like it’s a lot, but when you divide it by 12, her rent is actually $250 (approximately 91, 000 naira) a month.

Please help us save the safe house to ensure the continued safety of young queer people who don’t have anywhere else to go, or anyone else to turn to. No amount is too small or little. Every dime counts and will go a long way in helping keep this space.

The link to the GoFundMe is HERE.

Thank you.

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  1. pankar
    November 24, 08:33 Reply

    Are we talking a million plus per year? @91000/ month.

    how does one donate?

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