The ways in which we are raised and the ideology we are presented with at a young age can have an irreversible impact on how we grow up and act in our adult lives. This could be religion, culture, or politics, it all shapes a part of who we are now and later in life. This was especially true for Bolu Okupe, a gay Nigerian man who was raised by his homophobic, Christian father. In Nigeria, being gay is a crime, one that can actually get you locked up in jail for years. So when Bolu decided to face his past and live his truth, it was kinda a big deal for him and for the queer community. And it all started with a picture of the model in rainbow printed boxers. Be sure to follow Bolu on IG! Your host is Levi Chambers, co-founder of Gayety. Follow the show and keep up with the conversation @Pride. Want more great shows from Straw Hut Media? Check out or website at strawhutmedia.com. Your producers are Levi Chambers, Maggie Boles, Ryan Tillotson and Edited by Sebastian Alcala Have an interesting LGBTQ+ story to share? We might feature U! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. *This podcast is not affiliated with Pride Media. Get $5 off of Magic Spoon with promo code PRIDE.