Nigerian LGBT advocate Olumide Femi Makanjuola talks reality of being LGBT in Nigeria

This week on GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, host Claire Pires visited with Olumide Femi Makanjuola to talk about the levels of acceptance for LGBT people in Nigeria.

In response to the so-called "Same-sex marriage prohibition" law, NOI Polls, in partnership with Bisi Alimi Foundation and The Initiative for Equal Rights in Nigeria, conducted a poll in Spring of 2015 to assess Nigerians’ awareness, perception, and levels of acceptance of the LGBT community in the country.

Olumide provides an honest viewpoint of the reality of being LGBT in Nigeria, and he explains his personal reasons for why he hopes to change the perception of LGBT people in Nigeria.

The polling found that familiarity with lesbian, gay, and bisexual people has led people to a better understanding of sexual minorities, and leading to more support.

Read more about the poll, including a link to the executive summary, here.

GLAAD's video series, GLAAD: All Access, features interviews with newsmakers, hit-makers, and people accelerating acceptance. Watch GLAAD's video here: