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Edafe Okporo    

Nigerian LGBTQIA+ Writer & Activist

Edafe Okporo is a Nigerian LGBTQIA+ writer and activist who fled his home country in 2016 because of threat to his life for identifying as a member of the LGBTQIA+ community. In 2017 Edafe authored a book titled BED26, a memoir of an African man's asylum in the United States. He currently lives in New York City and works as the director of RDJ Refugee Shelter, the only shelter for LGBTQIA+ asylum seekers in New York City.

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