Nikolaos Al-Khadra was an escort in Chicago from the age of 17 to 22. He has escaped the life and his family and lives in another part of the United States where he is studying, speaking out as an advocate and learning to live life as a proudly gay man.
By the time I was 17, my dad concluded he had failed to humiliate, beat and torture me out of being gay. So he kicked me out of the house. Within two hours of leaving home, I had been targeted by a pimp and was being raped by his customers.