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Raised by 10 people in 3 months
Created October 2, 2018
Richard Akuson
on behalf of Minne Atairu
I'm here to seek for your kind donations to save A Nasty Boy, the LGBTQ+ focused magazine I started in Nigeria.

As you may know by now, I fled Nigeria in July of 2018 to seek asylum in the US after a brutal homophobic attack. Since leaving Nigeria, I have not been able to work in the US because of my immigration status, and I've had to live off my savings after leaving my very successful career as a high profile publicist. This means that I can no longer afford to pay our writers, contributors, editor,  and collaborators from my pocket like I used to. And this is where you come in: with your donations, A Nasty Boy can continue the absolutely important work it's doing. Please, help!

30% of your donations will go towards publishing our first print magazine - Letters from Nigeria; an expository collection of letters handwritten by LGBTQ+ Nigerians about everyday life in Nigeria across these themes: love, loss, fear, hope, pain, hate, passion, lust, intimacy, beauty, friendship, family, and faith. The idea behind this collection of letters is to give real, human voices to the struggles of LGBTQ+ people in a country that seeks to obliterate them.

I believe the good work that A Nasty Boy is doing should not stop because I can no longer fund it from my pocket, this is why I am seeking your support to keep this critically important platform alive. Your support means the world to me - as I'm sure it does to the many LGBTQ+ people that call ANastyBoy.com  home.

If you cannot support this campaign monetarily, you can still make a difference by sharing this across your social platforms, and with your friends and family. 

Thank you! 




About A Nasty Boy

Since inception in February of 2017,  A Nasty Boy has continued to push for LGBTQ+ rights in Nigeria through examining the lives and lived experiences of LGBTQ Nigerians. On January 7, 2014, Nigeria’s former president, Goodluck Jonathan, signed the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Bill into law. The law forbids any cohabitation between same-sex sexual partners and bans any “public show of same sex amorous relationship" with prison sentences ranging from 10 to 14 years. A 2013 research by Pew Global suggests that 98% of Nigerians thought homosexuality should not be accepted by society.

In a country deeply entrenched in homophobia, A Nasty Boy continues championing LGBTQ+ visibility and affirmation through visual essays, personal essays, and podcasts. 

Discover the awesome love (read: press) A Nasty Boy has gotten so far, here. 

Read why I started A Nasty Boy, here. 

You can listen to our Podcast, Tangerine, here.
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Raised by 10 people in 3 months
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Richard Akuson
on behalf of Minne Atairu
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