Nigerian Queer Activist, Matthew Blaise Nwozaku Joins Global Black Gay Men Connect (GBGMC) as Communications and Program officer
New York City, March 29, 2021.—Global Black Gay Men Connect is pleased to announce that Nigerian activist, Matthew Blaise is joining GBGMC as the new Communications and Program officer.
Matthew Blaise is an LGBTQ+ activist in Nigeria who has been on the front lines of the #EndSARS protests and other prominent Queer movements in Nigeria.
Matthew was born and raised in Nigeria. Blaise is working towards a Bachelor of Arts in English and Literary Studies at Alex Ekwueme Federal University. Blaise is a Founder of Oasis Project , a trustee at Reportout, a Women Deliver Young Leader 2020-2020 and the Winner of the TIERs SOGIESC activist awards 2020.
‘The LGBTQ+ community in Africa is often neglected in the Global LGBTQ+ conversations, even when we know that institutional homophobia was imported by the west to destabilize our system. I am here to represent the people of Africa and work with activists from different parts of the Globe to help our grassroots communities’
As communications and Programs officer, Matthew will work closely with GBGMC staff, volunteers and board to strengthen GBGMC communications strategy, provide strategic support and leadership in GBGMC’s ongoing programs.
All of us at GBGMC are pleased to welcome Matthew to the team. Matthew will begin this new role on Monday, April 5th 2021.
The Global Black Gay Men’s Connect (GBGMC) is a Not for Profit Corporation registered and headquartered in New York State. GBGMC aims to build a global movement that engages Black Gay communities around the world, and is able to actively intervene on the multiple health-related, human rights, social, and economic challenges and hardships that Black Gay Men (BGM) and their communities commonly face including all forms of unsanctioned misconduct and brutality by police and judicial systems, mental health and other political, social, and economic challenges. GBGMC aims to be a philanthropic and programmatic innovator, serving as a bottom-up interlocutor among its grassroots constituents, including Black gay activists and advocacy organizations, international governmental and non-governmental civil society representatives, and institutional and individual philanthropic stakeholders in each movement