Category: Non-binary Blog

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Ado AminuSeptember 23, 2021

Down The Memory Lane: A journey of acceptance

I The first time I thought queer lives matter, I am standing at the boarding students’ dining hall with some ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 23, 2021

#BisexualPrideDay: The dummies guide to understanding that biphobia is not human

In a country where pride in anything outside of the straight and narrow is heavily frowned upon, and bisexuality is ...

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Ado AminuSeptember 10, 2021

#WorldSuicidePreventionDay: Attempted suicide is still a crime in Nigeria when our hope lies in its decriminalisation

‘Suicide is not an option.’ Reads a very colourful sign at the entrances of a Non-Governmental Organisation in Kaduna, whose ...

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Ado AminuAugust 25, 2021

African Spirituality winning over every other belief is the main appeal of ‘My Village People’

For most entertainment consumers – we know only of our Nigerian reality understandably, waking up to the news of a ...

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Ado AminuAugust 21, 2021

#PrideMonth: Long distance Relationships as an Aesthetic of Queer Love

By Damilola Aremo A few months ago, someone had asked a question on Twitter. It was one of those question-type ...

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Ado AminuAugust 13, 2021

Kawajo: The immortal transwoman who changed Kano forever

It isn’t so bizarre – because the flow of energy goes whatever way it just does – that someone will ...

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Ado AminuAugust 10, 2021

#EndSARS: 2 Queer men and 1 straight man unravel where we went wrong

There are events too traumatic even for the human memory – its evolved glory notwithstanding – to hold in a ...

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Ado AminuAugust 9, 2021

Mannequins and erections | An in-depth view of the Hisbah mannequin ban in Kano

It is a given, that you can’t help but roll your eyes when you read a headline like, ‘Kano Hisbah ...

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Ado AminuAugust 6, 2021

This is the Northern gambit you didn’t know about regarding enforcing Shari’ah

Unless you have a core of steel, shock is a natural reaction to news items like the arrest for blasphemy ...

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Ado AminuAugust 5, 2021

What happens when 2 gay and 3 straight men walk into a bar?

If you are going by all the horrible stories of violence against queer bodies across the world – from the ...

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Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

See something, say something | Things we can do as individuals to stop workplace sexual harassment

If you are like a majority of people, the statement, “I am delighted upon reviewing this 12-page policy document to ...

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Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

#InternationalDayOfNonbinaryPeople: “I am a boy who is a boy, a girl, and fully human” | Reflection on nonbinary identity

“There is something both liberating and scary about this nonbinary gender identity,” I said to a dear friend last month. ...

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Ado AminuJuly 15, 2021

South West Governors’ Forum may get us one step towards ending child marriage

There is a dangerous contradictory of the Nigerian constitution that has been a thorn in the side of all right-thinking ...

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Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

The proposed constitutional amendment by Southwest Governors is the real deal for gender inclusion

To be able to say, “Something good is coming from the stable of Nigeria’s political class,” and mean it is ...

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Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

For Non-Binary Awareness Week, this commitment should be your starting point

The week starting the Sunday or Monday preceding 14 July every year since 2012 is celebrated globally as non-binary awareness ...

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Ado AminuJuly 12, 2021

Borno IDP Camps: Could Governor Zulum be misplacing the difference between ‘prostitution’ and rape?

On Wednesday, July 7 2021, Borno Governor, Babagana Zulum, on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily, lamented that prostitution is on the ...

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Ado AminuJuly 12, 2021

Male rape survivors would get help but homophobia wouldn’t allow it

#TriggerWarning; Rape. Every year, millions of boys and girls globally suffer sexual violence. The United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) ...

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Ado AminuJuly 9, 2021

5 Things to do when you get a panic attack

If you can picture this, chances are you have been there before – even if you didn’t have the words ...

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Ado AminuJuly 9, 2021

What non-humanist Nigerians think of humanism

In writing about World Humanist Day – for which we interviewed Activist and Member, Board of Directors Humanist Association of ...

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Ado AminuJuly 6, 2021

Tackling workplace sexual harassment is far easier for organisations than some ad campaigns

Anna’s* career path has been dotted with job switches since she finished NYSC in 2018, for reasons completely unrelated to ...

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Ado AminuJuly 6, 2021

Where “Out and Proud” does not have to be bare-faced

An acquaintance made a passing remark that started a conversation on whether we can call a public declaration of who ...

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Ado AminuJuly 5, 2021

Ableist language could be eroding the wins of Nigerians Living with Disabilities

There are many ways the systemic exclusion and oppression of people living with disabilities manifest in everyday life.  It is ...

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Ado AminuJuly 2, 2021

Workplace sexual harassment is too prevalent to ignore – STER survey finds

If you have ever been in a mixed-gender space where sexual violence is the topic of discourse you will notice ...

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Ado AminuJuly 1, 2021

3 Nigerian mothers share their reaction to their children coming out as gay and why

In order not to mar the celebration of LGBT Pride – which we did with a series of multimedia content ...

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Wilfred OkicheJune 30, 2021

Film Review: Joy, pain, defiance in HBO’s The Legend of the Underground

The infamous Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act signed into law in 2014 revealed the cowardice of the Goodluck Jonathan Presidency. ...

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Ado AminuJune 30, 2021

#PrideMonth: Long distance Relationships as an Aesthetic of Queer Love

By Damilola Aremo A few months ago, someone had asked a question on Twitter. It was one of those question-type ...

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Ado AminuJune 30, 2021

#PrideMonth Special: True story of two men who thought they could love openly

By Omoleye Omoruyi “Ade! What are you saying? Tell me, what are you saying?” Ade’s mom shouted on top of ...

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Ado AminuJune 29, 2021

#PrideMonth: Raising queer children takes more than a village

By Yinka Seth My brother came home one day, worry etched on his face. His face was a pimpled mess ...

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Ado AminuJune 28, 2021

#PrideMonth: Love will liberate us

By Ado Aminu Aminu In exploring love, we often fixate unhealthily on one kind of love – romantic love. It ...

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Michael IsaacJune 26, 2021

#PrideMonth: Violence in Same-Sex Relationships – An epidemic yet invisible

The pointless wailings of homophobia in Nigeria – perpetrated by state and non-state actors – notwithstanding, the reality that two people ...

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