Nigerian Anglican Davis Mac-Iyalla, founder of his country's only gay-rights organization, Changing Attitude Nigeria, spoke with the Executive Council's International Concerns (INC) and National Concerns (NAC) committees during the first day of the Council's June meeting in Parsippany, New Jersey. The Executive Council is the Episcopal Church's governing body between General Conventions, and began its four-day meeting.Mac-Iyalla described the situation in Nigeria and the obstacles he and other glbt persons face in Nigeria.
He says: "Our hope is in the Episcopal Church. If you don't speak out for us, we don't know where we will take our voice."
Read the rest of ENS story about the Executive Council meeting going on this week.
Here is some background from the Changing Attitudes website about Davis Mac-Iyalla as they announce his visit to Great Britain in July..