by Rizi Xavier Timane, PhD (2013)
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Rizi Xavier Timane, PhD, ASW, is a Nigerian-born transgender Life Coach, minister and certified grief counselor residing in Los Angeles, California. He is also a singer/songwriter and an actor who uses his music and movie productions as an outlet to promote Transgender inclusion, equality and affirmation.
Rizi grew up in an extremely religious traditional Christian home in Africa and was subjected to multiple exorcisms and other reparative attempts by his family and the church to â€śpray the gay/trans away.â€ť An Unspoken Compromise takes you through his journey of self-discovery and spiritual exploration including:
Coming out as a trans boy at eight years old
Identifying as a lesbian in homophobic Africa
Transitioning while facing societal and family rejection
The religious persecution and bullying he has suffered all along
Riziâ€™s message to the LGBT community is twofold. First, be your authentic selfâ€”itâ€™s the only way to inner peace and happiness. Second, if you are in search of a relationship with God, a spiritual path to unconditional love and acceptance does exist for you free from condemnation and negative judgement.