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House Of Rainbow, Nigeria Gay Church, Is Reborn Amid A Climate Of Fear

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When Ade's aunt learned he was gay, the then 16-year-old Nigerian was made to go through an exorcism to expel "the demon of homosexuality".

"The priest came to the house with candles, holy water and anointing oils. I had to kneel down, holding candles in my hands," recalls Ade, now 25, as he sits in a cafe in Lagos. He does not wish to reveal his full name. "He kept shouting 'Come out! Come out! Come out!' in a fevered voice ... I was allowed to go back to church after that but I had to pretend to be straight."

Read the whole story at The Guardian

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