Binyavanga WainainaKenyan author and activist Binyavanga Wainaina will be attending the upcoming Toronto gay parade in Canada.

The acclaimed Kenyan memoirist made the revelation last week and even make it known how he will be dressed.

The Afrocentric writer recently came out concerning his sexual orientation causing a whirlwind of both negative and positive feedback across the continent and parts of the world. His revelation generated widespread support on social media, although also earning strong criticism from some.

Binyavanga’s name spread across the world with his most recent book “One Day I Will Write About This Place” which was reviewed by international media including The Guardian. He is also known for his article  “How to Write about Africa” an article he says he wrote as as a piss-job, a venting of steam that was never supposed to see the light of day.The acclaimed memoirist is the founding editor of the literary magazine Kwani? and won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2002. He has written for the New York Times, the Guardian and National Geographic. He is the director of the Chinua Achebe Center for African Writers and Artists at Bard College.

Toronto celebrates Gay Pride for 10 days in late June, and this year is an extra special edition, as the city is host of WorldPride 2014 – the dates are June 20 through June 29, 2014.