Here's a new post I just found on Washington Post that was written by Nigerian gay activist Bisi Alimi about what it means to be a gay Nigerian, using his own life experiences.
At my 40th birthday party last month, my boyfriend and I shared a kiss. Like any couple would, we posted a photo of the moment on Instagram.
In hours, the image had gone viral in Nigeria. It was republished on scores of Web sites and blogs, with headlines like Nigerian Gay Activist Bisi Alimi French Kisses Boyfriend On His 40th Birthday and Gay Bisi Alimi Shares Photo Of Himself & Boyfriend Deeply Kissing.
By morning, I’d received more than 10 death threats on Facebook and dozens more