I’m still gay – Uju Anya

Uju Anya

Nigerian-born US professor Uju Anya, who wished the late Queen Elizabeth II “excruciating pain” in her final moments, said on Tuesday that she is still gay.

The modern language teacher stated this on Twitter while acknowledging the love she got from Twitter users in Nigeria.

“+234 Twitter, good morning. I give you special thanks for riding hardest for me. My Nigerian people, especially in and from Alaigbo, saw how much I love you and showed me love back. Together we shared our pain and taught the world our history. Thank you. P.S. I am still a gay,” she wrote.

Anya, a feminist, was suspended from Twitter for her controversial tweet.

The associate professor at Carnegie Mellon University, however, returned to the platform on Tuesday. She gave special mention to her partner Sirry Alang, a medical sociologist, for standing by her.

Anya said, “Hi all, I’m back. I’d like to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to my loving partner Dr. Sirry Alang @ProfAlang and everyone who rallied for me here and elsewhere. Thanks for tweeting, talking, writing/signing support letters, etc. You showed me something very important: I have people.”