An LGBT Manifesto

An LGBT Manifesto

“There is therefore a need for a system that empowers LGBT people and sets them loose into the Nigerian society to effect change from within. We need to have organizations that give scholarships to LGBT people to attend the best universities across the world and return home to Nigeria to take up key jobs. We need mechanisms through which LGBT persons can access funding to start businesses and train them on how to grow their businesses into successful enterprises. We also need mechanisms to enable people acquire skills in tech, fashion, art etc. – valuable skills which can be used to earn decent income. Listen to me, my brethren and sisthren, as an LGBT person in Nigeria, the singular most powerful tool you will have is money because, let me tell you the truth, being gay in Nigeria is not the problem. The problem is to be gay and poor.”

The above was part of a heartfelt piece penned by Dennis Macaulay titled The Gay Agenda. In it, he stressed the necessity of growing and succeeding as a community and the importance of community members using their resources to advance others who are less privileged.

It’s a utopian outlook, but one he seems to be dedicated to, as evident from his recent tweets – an outlook we should all be dedicated to.

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  1. Q
    March 14, 09:10 Reply

    Wow that is quite amazing especially the queen writers part because the greatest tool that can alter the collective mindset of a people is literature

  2. Oludayo
    March 15, 09:52 Reply

    Been looking for that linked article for a while. I agree with this agenda.

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