Nigerian film maker: ‘Yes! You can be an LGBTIQ Christian’

Elizabeth Funke Obisanya on the No Strings podcast.
Elizabeth Funke Obisanya on the No Strings podcast. (Click on the image to hear her.)

“Yes! You can be an LGBTIQ Christian,” says Elizabeth Funke Obisanya on a No Strings podcast.

No Strings, which provides a voice for LGBT Nigerians, interviewed her about faith and sexuality, including her personal experiences as an LGBTIQ minister and film maker.

She is  best known as the screenwriter and producer of the short film “Magda’s Lesbian Lover,” also known as “Magda’s Lesbian Love.”  The film has been shown at many film festivals in the United States, the United Kingdom and Germany.

A scene from "Magda's Lesbian Lover." Click the image to watch a trailer for the film. (Photo courtesy of British Council)
A scene from “Magda’s Lesbian Lover.” Click the image to watch a trailer for the film. (Photo courtesy of British Council)

The Internet Movie Database describes three versions of the film — an original 29-minute one in Swedish and English, “Min Mamma alska Lesbiska”; an English version in which “Magda’s conflict with her homosexuality is seen more and her faith questioned,” and an eight-minute version consisting of “the beginning story – the coming of age.”

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Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, and editor / publisher of Erasing 76 Crimes. Contact him at [email protected]


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    • Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. you see before the New dispensation the LGBTI community with other communities were non persons under the Law of Moses infact death was the penalty for the LGBTI person. Well JEsus paid that penalty price of Death and then abolished the old system and established a new. Colossians 2:14, Hebrews 10:9

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