Category: Non-binary Blog

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 13, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Why we should raise children free from gender roles

By Joanne Ike      “Boy or girl?” Before the 2nd trimester of pregnancy, the answer to this question remains ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 12, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Can we do without faith?

By Joanne Ike      More than 85% of the world embraces some sort of religious belief. In Nigeria, atheists ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 11, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: A love letter to the “weirdo”

Here’s the thing; It will slowly dawn on you that you are different. You will realize that you are not ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 8, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: It’s International Female Orgasm Day!

“Well-cum” to the official international female orgasm day. No, this is not a joke. There’s a valid law out there ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 7, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: How to create an inclusive society for disabled people

By Joanne Ike    Somewhere in a bus park, a little girl with cerebral palsy called Esther begs. She drags ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 7, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Can the LGBTQ community in Nigeria achieve equality?

 – Oludolapo Ige    For many Nigerians, the idea of homosexuality is simply unthinkable. In their minds there’s no argument, ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 6, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: We need to talk about the harmful concept of virginity

By Joanne Ike    In Nigeria, sex is a topic discussed in hushed tones or avoided. One wonders how the ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 3, 2020

With an apology, Simi finally sees the light on homophobia

In an unexpected turn of events, afro-soul singer Simi has apologised for her homophobic bigotry towards the LGBTQ community. Posted ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 1, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 tweets we loved this week

Every week, we round up the best tweets revolving around the themes we explore on the blog.  Here are some ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 30, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 15 queer African films you need to see

While we await the release of Ìfé the Movie, a cinema feat that has garnered massive anticipation in and out ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 28, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Is a feminist christian an oxymoron?

Since the beginning of time, humans have been obsessed with labels. It makes it easier to put people in a ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 24, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: On reincarnation and past lives

“Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.” ― Rumi Belief of reincarnation is entrenched in certain African cultures ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 23, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 tweets we loved this week

Every week, we round up the best tweets revolving around the themes we explore on the blog.  Here are the ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 22, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Let’s talk about mental health

People going to therapists or talking about their mental health is a thing I mostly see on TV shows. Foreign ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 21, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: God said “Love your enemy,” I obeyed Him and loved myself

A bird pecks incessantly at its reflection on the window. It not only pecks, it clucks and scratches aggressively against ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 20, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: The first drag queen and LGBT rights pioneer was a former slave

While some still argue that homosexuality is a western import brought to African shores through movies, books, and other means, ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 18, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 Tweets We Loved This Week

Every week, we round up the best tweets that inspired us, made us laugh, or made us go a-ha from ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 17, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Sudan repeals death penalty for homosexuality

Amongst a sweeping list of new legal reforms, Sudan has  repealed a provision of its Penal Code that imposed the ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 15, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Watch the atmospheric and intimate trailer for Ìfé the Movie

Queer cinema in Nigeria has been largely non-existent, and in most cases when LGBT stories are told, it’s done in ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 14, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Death comes for everyone, love should too

The current world population as of July 2020 is 7.8 billion, and all 7.8 billion of us, are going to die. Whether ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 13, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: This is what we owe the next generation

The fact that there have always been queer people in Nigeria is no news. There are a few recorded cases ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 11, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Thank you, Justin Fashanu

1990 was an historical year for the UK. Margaret Thatcher announced her resignation as British PM after John Major was ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 9, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 Tweets that gave us life this week

Queer/queer ally twitter is arguably  one of the best parts of twitter. Whether it’s declarations of self love, witty takes ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 7, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 5 ways to be the best Queer ally ever

Do you have a queer friend/relative you want to be a strong ally for or do you just want to ...

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Op-Ed EditorJuly 7, 2020

Despite our differences, we are all humans

by ÌyanuOlúwa Fágbiyè T. The word ‘human’ vividly, reminds me of someone who called me “the only human” (he probably ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 7, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: A roll call for queer Nigerians was made and magic happened

In a tweet that has since garnered over twenty-two thousand likes, four thousand two hundred retweets, and over seven hundred ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 6, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: On issues of bigotry, silence is not golden

They asked the Pharoah, what made you a tyrant?  He said: No one stopped me – Arabic proverb. Many of ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 6, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: The History and Future of Pride

Imagine a pride march in Lagos; scores of Lagos market women in rainbow colored wrappers, hundreds of queer people and ...

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Logan FebruaryJune 30, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 Young Nigerians Challenging Conformity in The Culture

For every generation, there exists a code; a set of norms passed on by the predecessors, so that society may ...

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EditorJune 30, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: The Future is Fluid

Fluidity is the core of our spectacularly multiple experiences and existences. If life is a one-dimensional spectrum, its only extremes ...

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