The streets of Twitter witnessed a new trend by members of the LGBTQ in Nigeria as they advocated for their rights. The official hashtag was #EndHomophobiaInNigeria.

This trend came up after disturbing reports on several violent attacks on members of the LGBTQ community in Nigeria.

Here are a few heartbreaking personal stories from people who are gay and/or lesbians and what they have to endure in Nigeria on a daily basis.

1. This guy was almost killed.

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3. Cut off from his family

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6. Beat up in secondary school

7. On the brink of suicide

8. Expelled from college

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11. Raped and no one to turn to

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