ThisisEdafeOkporo

ThisisEdafeOkporo

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Edafe Okporo is the Founder of the Pont LLC, a human rights activist, thoughtful leader and not for profit executive. On October 28th 2016 Edafe migrated to the United States of America, fleeing persecution from his home country Nigeria, Edafe has transitioned from his fight for gay right into a bridge builder for all social issues. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/edafeokporo/support


World Pride 2019 / The Wave of Pink Migration
Jun 24 • 60 min
This panel was moderated by Faburice Houdart, panelist Edafe Okporo, Aaron C. Morriss, Heather Lee and Yaron. For more information please visit www.edafeokporo.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast.…
National Queer Theater Criminal Queerness Festival A talk back with the Writer of Waafrika 123
Jun 22 • 33 min
Waafrika 123 is a play based in East Africa, content warning use of slur words, profanity, homophobia, sexism, transphobia e.t.c Thank you for listening to learn more please visit www.edafeokporo.com —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest…
How to name a book
Jun 17 • 3 min
The process of writing a book and publishing a book can be very difficult. This podcast series is to help listeners understand the ins and out of a book writing process. Credit to: Nicholas J. Giglio for his support on this particular episode To learn…
World Largest LGBTQ FLAG ON DISPLAY @ Roosevelt Island New York
Jun 16 • 12 min
I spoke with some folks who came to see this exhibition and this is probably on of the most gorgeous things I have ever seen. You might not be able to see it but you can follow the audio description of the flag and the island where it is situated in New…
Edafe Okporo is writing a book
Jun 15 • 12 min
Continued the conversation on Edafe Wants to be a writer, last time I spoke with Dorothy, after speaking with Dorothy, I discovered more work needed to be done on my manuscript. I sent the manuscript to my friend Toby. He actually like the manuscript but…
Edafe Okporo wants to be a writer?
Jun 15 • 10 min
I started this episode with the call I had with my agent, I made some coffee, showered and head out to see my friend Dorothy to discuss about my new book with her, asking for guidance and collaboration on my new work. I arrived at her door, we catch up…
Who is Edafe Okporo?
Jun 15 • 10 min
This is a question no one have been able to answer? And no one will be able to answer it for me or anyone else! Many people have come to me for mentor-ship and the same question I asked them, who are you? They start saying what they do. Can you define who…
Journalism, Migration and civic action with Professor Helen Benedict and Ilana
Jun 12 • 58 min
In this episode I discussed with professor Helen Benedict, from Columbia school of Journalism on her life experiences and writings as a human being. We continued the conversation with Ilana a Jewish Oprah singer detailing her experience with visiting…
Wisdom, leadership development, technology and the future of human rights
Jun 12 • 77 min
To learn more please visit http://www.edafeokporo.com/ We discuss about the upcoming launch of a mobile first platform Safioo for more information on how to contact Mr. Thompkins please visit http://www.tobythompkins.com/ —- This episode is sponsored by ·…
Tenement Museum Pride Talk 2019 Edafe Okporo Interview by John Washington
Jun 11 • 58 min
As part of the acclaimed Tenement Talk series, Edafe Okporo was interviewed by Journalist John Washington on a discussion around the challenges LGBTQ refugees face in their search to find a home. For more information please visit www.edafeokporo.com…
What Does Edafe Okporo Do? LGBT Writer
Jun 9 • 1 min
Hi, Thank you for listening to the podcast this Sunday morning. I just want to give an insight into my world as a writer and why I write? Growing up there was no medium for me to see myself as a young LGBT+ person. Now that am out as a gay man, I want to…
Be a bridge Keynote speech at The Jersey city immigration symposium
Jun 7 • 18 min
For more information please visit www.edafeokporo.com sign up for my newsletter to be the first to know when things come up. Keynote speech at Jersey city immigration symposium January 2019. —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to…
GAY STRAIGHT ALLIANCE SPEECH by Edafe Okporo Stories are very important
Jun 7 • 18 min
For more information please visit www.edafeokporo.com subscribe to my newsletter to get the 3C’s to building a brand. Edafe Okporo Speech to students of Browning High School on the East side of New York —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The…
TWITTER PRIDE 2019 With Blair Imani, Alok, Chellaman, Edafe Okporo moderated by Samy Nemir Olivares
Jun 6 • 87 min
Please visit www.edafeokporo.com for more info Blair Imani is an African-American Muslim activist. She is Executive Director of “Equality for HER”, a feminist organisation. Alok Vaid-Menon is an American performance artist, poet, and LGBTQ rights…
LGBT+ CONVERSION THERAPY and the role of activist in protecting the community
Jun 3 • 22 min
Conversion therapy is the pseudoscientific practice of trying to change an individual’s sexual orientation from homosexual or bisexual to heterosexual using psychological or spiritual interventions. This is resulted from the psychological beliefs that gay…
LGBTQ LIFE IN JAMAICA AND HONDURAS THROUGH THE LENS OF TWO ACTIVIST
Jun 3 • 6 min
My name is Edafe Okporo, the Executive Director of RDJ Refugee Shelter in Harlem, (http://rdjrefugeeshelter.org/) which provide a safe space and support to gay and transgender asylum seekers experiencing housing insecurities. This podcast episode is a…
GRINDR with Jack Harrison-Quintana
Jun 2 • 32 min
Jack Harrison-Quintana, M.A., is a Queer Latino activist, author, and researcher currently serving as the Director of Grindr for Equality. Grindr for Equality is a program to promote LGBTQ health and human rights by the world’s largest queer dating app.…
MAKING GAY HISTORY with Eric Marcus
Jun 2 • 44 min
Eric Marcus is an American Non fiction writer. His works are primarily of LGBTQ interest. The #1 New York Times best-selling autobiography of Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis. In addition, Eric has written articles and columns for the New York Times,…
The Idea behind my up coming book
Jun 2 • 9 min
The Idea behind my upcoming book. I am writing a new book to learn more please visit https://www.edafeokporo.com/book —- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast:…
FIVE TIPS TO COME OUT IN PRIDE MONTH
Jun 2 • 40 min
My name is Edafe Okporo a self-Identified gay man from Nigeria, I lived in a country that almost make it humanly impossible to be gay. In 2014 the government of Nigeria passed a law that criminalizes same sex by 14 years imprisonment, yet I still remain…
Yearning to breathe free speech by Edafe Okporo
Jun 1 • 19 min
The New York Public Library host the public forum, I was invited to present a keynote during the immigrant heritage month on the topic Yearning to breathe free, listen to the speech and music by Ani Cordero. I spoke about how polarized we have become as a…