John Adewoye a gay Nigerian, was ordained as a Catholic priest in Ilorin diocese, Kwara state. He later traveled to USA and he is now advocates for gay asylum seekers in Chicago, USA. On Sunday, he posted this on Facebook: “Twenty-eight years ago today I
was ordained a Catholic priest. Though no longer an official priest in Catholic Church, I carry the dignity of the priesthood with me asit inspires my ministry currently as a counselor, activist and a role model both at my job and in the LGBTI community.
Outside the official priesthood, I thank God, particularly for the gift of freedom and the opportunity to be me and be with others in my shoes. That is only possible by shedding the official priestly regalia. I feel proud of my past, though not perfect. .
I feel happy with my present, though it is a journey. I thank all those who have supported my life process in any way. I say happy anniversary to me and my lover.”
John is reportedly now engaged to his boyfriend seen in this picture and they will be getting married soon.