TORONTO, ON: JANUARY 9, 2014
Aketa Tonge laughs at the 519 Church Street community centre in Toronto on January 9, 2014. Tonge came to Canada from Antigua in 2011 after years of torment and death threats for being gay.
Aketa’s boyfriend came to Canada from Jamaica as a refugee for the same reason a year earlier. He bought a plane ticket for Aketa and helped him through the refugee process.
"I used to have nightmares and it took me a while to really believe that I'm here," says Aketa.