Ex-Presidential aide, Doyin Okupe’s homosexual son, Bolu, has told of his future plan to have children with a gay partner.
Bolu came out of the closet last week to announce he is a heterosexual person, a disclosure, which draw him widespread opprobrium.
On the watch of Dr Goodluck Jonathan, while his father was the Senior Special Assistant on Public Affairs to the then President, the law imposing 14-year imprisonment on gay offender came into being.
The fitness enthusiast in an interview with Punchng.com said about the law, “I do not have any regrets about coming out. Whether people like it or not, it (the law) has started a discussion on this topic within the Nigerian atmosphere that was necessary. Being gay is not ‘Western’ or ‘European.’ There are many gay people in Nigeria, they just do not have the ability to openly live that way due to fear of criticism and judgments similar to the reactions that I received. I hope one day homosexuality can be decriminalised in Nigeria. However, I know that we have a long way to go before we get there.”
He told the paper he knew he was not straight before he turned teenager and went to talk about his plan to have a family of his someday, saying, “I will have my own children and a beautiful family someday. There are many ways for gay men to have children such as In Vitro Fertilisation or even through adoption.”