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Bolu Okupe created headlines in January 2021 when he came out of the closet as a gay man, and his activism is not only rocking his birthplace of Nigeria, but also elevating the conversation around LGBTQI+ civil rights on an international scale. Among the headlines, MetroSource reported, “Out in Africa: Bolu Okupe is ‘Gay AF’”.
As Bolu explains to PromoHomo.TV®, “My father is a very well-known politician in Nigeria who has also often expressed homophobic & anti LGBT sentiments.”
While Bolu came out while living in Paris, France—where they have legal protections for the LGBTQI+ community, his father, Dr. Doyin Okupe—a high-ranking, conservative, Christian, Nigerian government official with 270,000+ Twitter followers—stated (as quoted by the Premium Times), “My son is on a Godly mission…” LGBTQNation reported the headline, “Christian official says his newly out son will be a secret ‘instrument of God’ to change gay people.”
ABOUT LGBTIQ RIGHTS (OR LACK THEREOF) IN NIGERIA
Watch, listen and be inspired by this exclusive interview between Bolu Okupe and Nicholas Snow on PromoHomo.TV®.