I wanted to change things but that made me more of a target.
They never knew that I am running because of my sexual orientation.
Now, my life is filled with optimism and I am very grateful to have an opportunity for a new life where I can safely express myself in all aspects - especially my gay identity.
I’m able to walk the world as a queer person here.
Don’t be afraid to be who you are. There is always a way.
I couldn’t even tell him that I am gay.
I left Nigeria on Dec 20, 2017 and I arrived in the USA the following day. I left Nigeria because I’m a gay man and I was abducted, beaten and molested. This nightmare continued with blackmails and death threats with photos dropped off at my office and my home.
I like knowing that I’m pushing something forward.
I finally am who I was supposed to be always.
In public you’re just not safe as a gay person.
I’ve been able to live freely and happy as a gay man.
In honor of Gwen Araujo
I am not happy that I am sick. I am not happy that I have AIDS. But if that is helping others, I can at least know my own misfortune has had some positive worth.
Safety. Family. Home.
I think balancing my male and female energies has been a big part of me growing as an actor,
The LGBTQ+ Community means more than words. It represents a group of people that are stronger than society grants them and will constantly push the standards of equality and justice.
I was assigned female at birth. My gender identity is non-binary.
Being queer means being free to build a unique, open, fun and loving community, where other queers feel safe to be completely themselves.
The LGBTQ+ community has meant life or death. There is something special about being seen and being able to see other humans who are also on the queer spectrum. It provides normalization to my life, my worth. The queer community allows people to thrive in a world we are not set up to thrive in.