Mar 26, 2021
Bolu Okupe is Here and Queer
Play • 35 min

The ways in which we are raised and the ideology we are presented with at a young age can have an irreversible impact on how we grow up and act in our adult lives. This could be religion, culture, or politics, it all shapes a part of who we are now and later in life. This was especially true for Bolu Okupe, a gay Nigerian man who was raised by his homophobic, Christian father. 

In Nigeria, being gay is a crime, one that can actually get you locked up in jail for years. So when Bolu decided to face his past and live his truth, it was kinda a big deal for him and for the queer community. And it all started with a picture of the model in rainbow printed boxers.

Be sure to follow Bolu on IG!

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