Brian, in his own words: “In a few words (being gay) is liberating, being my own self, inspiring,
Challenges, living with limited means, living in society largely homophobic and conservative, low self-esteem which perpetually broke my spirit.
Successes – Coming to terms with my sexuality, getting an education despite prevailing circumstances. Learning to love and defend myself against everyone and everything.
(My coming out story is) a story of strength, resilience, patience – Was cut off by my parents after a compromising letter fell into the wrong hands, crept back into the closet so I could continue with school and have a roof over my head, broken relationship with family. Recently came out again to family members some of whom expressed unwavering love and support while others….well…
(The gay community in Nairobi is) a community of diverse and brilliant men and women with a big, loving and strong heart, achieving success against all odds. Truly inspirational
(Advice to my younger self) be yourself and proud of it. Embrace who you are and you will be fine.”