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Coming out is scary..



Coming out is scary,” Osman says, “speaking truth to power is scary, but it’s a risk that’s worth taking…The gay, lesbian and trans folks that came before us made it easier for us to enjoy the freedoms we have now. Part of how they accomplished that was by consistently (and loudly) voicing dissent. The only power I have is to tell these stories of freedom again and again. The only power I have is to lend my voice to the chorus.”  

Diriye Osman speaks candidly to New York’s Next Magazine about what it means to be a gay African man living in the west, pride and the importance of speaking up. You can read the interview here:

Diriye Osman is photographed by Boris Mitkov