In this episode Romina Achatz is in conversation with non-binary LGBTIQ+ rights and wellbeing activist Matthew Blaise. They founded The Oasis Project, a Nigeria-based registered non-profit organization working to promote positive representation of queer people. They educate, uphold, empower and promote the rights and humanity of all Nigerians. In Nigeria minorities, particularly the LGBTIQ+ community, are in need of safe spaces. The Oasis Project provides a place to connect, engage and support, celebrate the vibrancy and growth of the LGBTIQ+ community, and journey together towards acceptance.
Besides the Oasis Project and the LGBTIQ+ community in Nigeria, Matthew Blaise talks about Queer Practices in Ancient Africa that make Queerness more African than Queerphobia.
Matthew Blaise won many awards for their dedicated activism for social justice: The Future award Africa Nominee for Leading Conversations, TIERS SOGIESC Activist of 2020 Nativeson Global Change Maker 2020, Endsars Queer Organizer, SOGIESC Rights Activist of the year 2020.