When I was a young boy in Lagos, Nigeria, I had a mysterious, unexplainable tingling sensation whenever I saw an attractive guy. The stories I heard regarding romance involved a boy and girl. So I thought to myself: maybe I’m a girl deep down. That seemed like the only explanation for my attraction.
I kept thinking that perhaps God made a mistake. Perhaps I was meant to be a girl. I never had issues with my body. I wasn’t interested in getting rid of my penis or growing breasts. I just thought that in order to be with a boy I have to be a girl.
My gay Copenhagen: Lasse Skole Hansen on Denmark's edgiest city
Photographs: www.caecacph.com // Jacob Schjørring & Simon Lau, Instagram, Lasse Skole Hansen
I've lived here since... November 2005.
I've stayed because... Copenhagen is a capital city that feels like a town, so you get the perks of being in a big city but none of the traffic, noise and hassle – you can ride your bike literally everywhere, all year round. Copenhagen is by far one of the most liveable places that I know of in the world.
My favourite queer bar has to be…Masken, for kicking off the night with drinks, then on to Cosy Bar for the first dance and finally Never Mind, for dancing