Richard Akuson

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Richard Akuson



Birth - Death


Activist, Journalist, Fashion, Law


Lawyer. Founder and Editor of queer fashion and social commentary magazine 'A Nasty Boy' (2017). Named one of Forbes Africa's 30 Under 30 change-makers in 2019 for challenging rigid notions of masculinity, gender, and sexuality in his home country. Survived a brutal homophobic attack in 2018 and fled to the United States for asylum, a story which he detailed to CNN, followed by his highly regarded essay 'This is Quite Gay' and was published in the New York Times (2019). Former Public Relations consultant. Continues to be an activist for the LGBTQ and asylum communities in America.

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