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Stunning Photos Debunk The Myth That Queerness Is ‘Un-African’

As a kid, Nigerian-born photographer Mikael Chukwuma Owunna knew of no other LGBTQ Africans personally, and he saw none represented in popular culture or mainstream media. His family and community hardly spoke of people being queer, and when they did, the tone was nearly always one of disdain.

“Growing up being queer and Nigerian, I felt like I could not exist,” Owunna told HuffPost.

The artist was 15 years old, living in the United States, when he was outed as gay to his family, who blamed America and Western culture for his sexual identity. They proposed he return to read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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