5 Tips to Coming Out as Gay

Life as a gay man can be quite difficult in many parts of the world. Especially in an African country like Nigeria where you can spend up to 14 years in a penitentiary if convicted. While social acceptance for gay people is getting better in some countries, some queers aren’t having better luck in other places. Coming out as gay is a long psychological process for many, and sudden for some others.

Artivism: The Modern-Day, Non-Violent Activism

I became an activist because of the injustice I see every day in the world we live in and my disbelief that our government is not ready to create favorable policies for people like myself (members of the LGBTQ community) to exist. Many people like me choose to fight injustice not because were selected to or trained to be the change agents in our generation; rather, we sometimes wonder how we come to fill these shoes. Mostly, it’s a result of a combination of life experiences, the exposure to new views, or an awakening to the reality of the injustice happening around us.

How I traveled with my United States travel document to Europe, Canada and Mexico

I was slated to travel in July 2018 to Netherlands for the world AIDS conference.  I am a refugee in the United States with an unexpired form i-131 Refugee travel document (RTD) my document was set to expire in September 2018. As my travel drew closer my mind was unsettled so I decide to put in a new application in March 2018, and was fingerprinted in April 2018.