Matthew Blaise

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Matthew Blaise is a passionate and dedicated nonbinary queer activist who has devoted their life to advocating for the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. Through public speaking, community organizing, and political activism, Matthew has made an imprint on countless individuals, helping to create a more inclusive and accepting world. They head an innovative and passionate team at Òbòdò, a youth-focused queer organization advancing queer education and rights in Nigeria. Matthew’s activism has been internationally recognized through numerous awards and accolades including the SOGIESC Activist of the Year Award in 2020, the 2021 MTV EMAs Generation Change Award, and they have been nominated for The Future Awards Africa, the DAZED 100, and The Diversity and Difference prize. They have also been featured in Vogue,, ZDFheute, Out Magazine, PinkNews, Time, Bloomberg, and Channel4News.

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