Out gay Nigerian prepares online help for others

Nigerian gay man Dan Yomi is gearing up to launch an online project that he hopes will help other gay people deal with issues relating to their sexual orientation, including coming out.


From the African Human Rights Media Network


Dan Yomi on the set of his new project.

Yomi who currently resides in the U.K, was the first black Student Union president at Bournemouth University when he came out as gay last year to his parents via Whatsapp.

Logo of "Living Free with Dan"
Logo of “Living Free with Dan”

His project ‘Living Free with Dan’ is an online platform aimed at spotlighting the issues and creating a safe space and opportunity to connect with people like him as well as to dispel the myths around African queerness and African mental health.

To learn more, visit Yomi’s Twitter site, where he explains more about his plans, including his work on an introductory video.

Source: Rights Africa

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Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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