Focus of Nigerian podcast: Gains and pains of coming out

Combating homophobia by coming out. A brave action in countries like Nigeria.


Logo for the "What Happened When They Knew" project of the No Strings podcast Logo for the “What Happened When They Knew” project of the No Strings podcast

Coming out isn’t just an intense experience for LGBTI people; it’s often a key factor in combating homophobia. When enough friends, colleagues, family members and celebrities come out, fear and hatred of LGBTI people tend to dissolve.

In the hope that such a process will occur in Nigeria, the No Strings podcast is gathering stories for a project known as “What Happened When They Knew?”:

“[It] is meant to highlight the different stories behind one’s coming out to loved ones, friends, relatives, family, or maybe someone getting to just find out that you are gay. The project is meant to relive those moments in terms of how you felt and how you were treated afterwards, coupled with how you cope with people who know you as a homosexual man/woman.

“Entry for the project is limited to…

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