POZ 100’s Jacques Agbobly Featured in Ad for Marriage Equality
You’ll recognize Agbobly as one of the first faces from last year’s POZ 100, which honored people under age 30 working to combat HIV/AIDS around the world.
In the video, which talks to children of all gender identities and sexualities about what marriage means to them, Agbobly shares his perspective as a young gay man from Togo who now lives in Chicago.
“When I realized that I was gay, I definitely did not think that I would be able to get married. Culturally it was unacceptable, so marriage was out of the question,” he recalls.
Then, along with several other young, LGBTQ individuals, Agbobly describes his hopes that legal barriers in the U.S. will soon change so that all marriages will officially be recognized and protected under national law.
To learn more about Jacques Agbobly and his HIV/AIDS activism, click here.