Category: Non-binary Blog

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Chude JideonwoJune 29, 2020

Chude Jideonwo: This is why I am endowing a N1 million prize for difference and diversity in Nigeria

Last year, I wrote a piece on CNN during Pride Month—a month set aside to celebrate sexual and gender diversity ...

Ado AminuJune 25, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Queer Muslims Need Allies, Not Saviours

  “We are able to have a safe space where we can discuss equality for LGBTQ+ Nigerians, which is a ...

Edwin OkoloJune 23, 2020

On Passing: Bobrisky and the role of trans people in queer liberation

In January 2017, I began to run the Sexuality Blog on YNaija. The premise was simple: YNaija was pivoting towards ...

CS LozieJune 22, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: ‘Bearded Mouth’ by CS Lozie

In primary school, I had this teacher. I don’t remember her name but if you ask me to close my ...

EditorJune 19, 2020

The possibilities of Gender: Emeka Joseph Nwankwo, in conversation with Ayodele Olofintuade

Emeka Joseph Nwankwo is a writer and digital media professional from Nigeria. He served as the communications manager (Africa) for ...

Damilare FalowoJune 18, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: ‘Warmer Maths’ by Dare Falowo

1 The first skill we often learn to cultivate in the middle of chaos is the ability to shapeshift. To ...

Logan FebruaryJune 17, 2020

FULL TRANSCRIPT: Romeo Oriogun, in conversation with Logan February (via Zoom)

Logan February Hey Romeo! Thank you for agreeing to do this, and thank you for taking the time. I really ...

Logan FebruaryJune 17, 2020

On Queer Privilege and Music in Sacrament of Bodies: Romeo Oriogun, in conversation with Logan February

(The following is an excerpt from a Zoom conversation between Nigerian poets, Oriogun and February, from Iowa, USA, and Lagos, ...

Edwin OkoloJune 16, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: In conversation with Stephen Tayo

As a multidisciplinary artist working out of Nigeria, it has taken three short years for visual artist, Stephen Tayo to ...

Edwin OkoloJune 15, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: In conversation with Dandelion Eghe Eghosa

Dandelion Eghosa is a non-binary visual artist who works out of Africa and explores queer themes through multi-media art that ...

Otosirieze Obi-YoungJune 12, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: The Flat: On the power of Queer friendships

                   1. I met J. in first year, A. in third year, ...

EditorJune 11, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: All we know about LGBTQ history in Nigeria


Chibuihe ObiJune 10, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Nigeria’s crime against its Queer citizens

In the classic gay narrative, the closet is the only common denominator among members of the LGBTQI community. It is ...

Olutimehin AdegbeyeJune 9, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Feminism from the margins

A few months ago, at a commemorative event for the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference, I introduced myself to ...

Vincent DesmondJune 8, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: These young Nigerians are challenging the trans and non-binary stereotypes

In recent years, the Nigerian queer community has sought digital safe spaces, both as an alternative to the physical spaces ...

Bernard DayoJune 5, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: A glossary of relevant queer related terms

Ally – A person who supports and advocates for LGBTQ rights and equality. This person is usually cisgender and heterosexual. ...

Logan FebruaryJune 5, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: ‘There is Hope’, A Note from the Guest Editor, Logan February

For much of our recent past, the year 2020 was held as a symbol of futurism in collective imagination. We ...

Op-Ed EditorMay 29, 2020

3 steps to help you stay sane in a world drowning in bad news

by Toluwanimi Onakoya Coronavirus killed more than 5,000 people worldwide on Wednesday. Footage of police in America racially profiling and killing ...

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