Supporters of African LGBT rights were so relieved about Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni’s veto of an anti-gay bill that they were nearly blindsided when Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan’s signed a similar bill into law.
The law prompted Binyavanga Wainaina, a prominent Kenyan author who also spends a lot of time in Lagos, Nigeria’s capital, to share something his wide readership did not know: he is gay. Alexis Okeowo has more at the New Yorker’s Page-Turner blog:
“I am taking a risk but do not feel my personal safety is at risk. I live in a cosmopolitan city that ceased long ago to be shocked about weird gay arty types like me,” he said, of his life in Nairobi.