Monday, January 17, 2011

My Daddy said - "Happy New Year to My Lovely Gay Son".

My Daddy said - "Happy New Year to My Lovely Gay Son".
A postponed visit to Nigeria after several years of estrangement took place a few weeks ago, I want to share this experience with my new found friends. I came out as gay in 1994 after a troubled heterosexual life, my "Coming Out" was a devastation merged with so many religious bashing, I was hated, called an abomination etc. When my family found out I was gay, many of my siblings Stopped speaking with me, my mother was the only one who comforted me and acted natural, when my father got to know it was three years of hell and then I realised that I could lose him, I concluded that if my earthly father can react with such hatred what would my Heavenly father do?, afteral I believed that I am wonderfully made and created in the image of God. My only answer was prayer and more prayers. Many people at House Of Rainbow in Nigeria (and a few more outside Nigeria) have met my dad and he is a wonderful typical Yoruba man, in 2008 he was caught unaware in the Nigerian media frenzy that nearly crippled his reputation but not his love and relation with his son, while the headlines read Hatred, his heart was filled with Love. 2011 started with a difference when on the 2nd Jan we went out to Victoria Island for lunch, the peaceful drive provided a great scenery of Lagos. As we sat at lunch and enjoyed each other company. He suddenly said I am pleased that I am having lunch with my gay son, I almost fell out of my chair. I believe many people need to hear this as we struggle with our relationships, especially with parents and families, if we are not loved at home, we can never find that love abroad, I want as many to hold on and be strong, being gay or lesbian is least understood in Nigeria and by Nigerians, one day those who reject us will celebrate and respect us. Jide

3 comments:

JØYC€ TH€ CHØCØLATE AMAR€TTØ said...
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JØYC€ TH€ CHØCØLATE AMAR€TTØ said...

I ENJOYED THIS POST VERY MUCH. VERY TOUCHING.

toryburch1347 said...

トリーバーチ 新作シューズは最初に退屈な精神的な絵を引き起こすことができるが、結婚式のバレエの平たい箱の無限のさまざまなを見ていない場合のみです。それは多くのスタイル、色、プレーンまたは印刷、皮革(スエード含む)、またはさらにスポーティ探しのデザインを閲覧するトリー バーチために圧倒的な事実で、まぶしいです。とトップの靴のファッションアーティストによる多くの。あなたの結婚式のために平らな靴を選ぶための実用的な理由があります。ご新郎は巨大な家族がある場合は、通路をあなたを歩いて、そして多分長いと挑戦的なレセプションのラインであなたの体重を負担する足の筋肉のトリーバーチ 新作 裏、上で簡単に....レセプションと夕食時には、すべての時間を上下になってされます。4つのインチのかかとを着用し、座ってするときにそれらをキックオフした場合、あなたはそれらのためにスピーチが要求されるたびに模索されるでしょう。あなたの新婦付添人のための平らな靴を選択した場合、私は彼トリー バーチ 靴らは永遠に感謝するだろう、それを保証します。実際にはより長い - 彼らはあなたがそうであるように毎日同じように長く持っています!多くの花嫁は結婚式のパーティと一晩中踊ってゲストを残す彼らの新婚旅行のための初期の結婚式を残します。寝室のスリッパのように感じながら、平らなトリー バーチ靴は、デザイナーのファッションの非常に端を伝えることができます!あなたの結婚式の後、すべては多くの機会に彼らの結婚式のバレエの平たい箱を着ることができます。