People of Color

Issues impacting LGBT communities of color
The Riant Theatre
March 13, 2019

BED 26 tells the story of asylum seeker and GLAAD Media Institute alum

BED 26 is an autobiographical play about a gay African refugee seeking asylum in the United States. The play explores Edafe Okporo's experience as an LGBTQ refugee from Nigeria, where it is not just illegal but also deadly to be out as gay. Fearing for his own life, Edafe fled to the United States to seek asylum, where he was detained and taken to the Elizabeth Detention Center in New Jersey

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