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Jani is a writer, actor and speaker. With a mother from Finland and a father from Kenya, Jani was born and raised in Helsinki, Finland. He served as an MP from 2011 to 2019. He is the first black member of the Finnish Parliament and one of the few openly gay politicians in Finland. His biggest political success was passing the same-sex marriage act in 2016. Before becoming a politician Jani was known as an actor and tv-host. He has published two books in relation to identity and fatherhood, and is currently working on his third book. He is also the proud father of a 7-year old.

Jani Toivola

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