Category: Non-binary Blog

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#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 a watered down or overblown caricature composition that does no…

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#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 we accept or reject it, we will all leave earth…

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#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 of transpersons, certain cultures with ancient lesbian-like rituals, love stories…

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#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 chosen to lead the country and conservative party. Poll tax…

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#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 on everyday life, enlightening social commentary,  or political analysis, this…

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#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 be a decent human who stands for everyone irrespective of…

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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 said it on a lighter note) but it instilled something…

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Nigerian queer thread

#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 comments, tweeter user @vincentdesmond_ made a tweet calling for a…

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#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 us have been there - a friend, acquaintance, or stranger…

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#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 their allies waving flags, the area boys not to be…

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#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 continue on a certain trajectory. But we know that many…

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Fluid

#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 are life and death; everything else is up for grabs.…

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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 globally—to spotlight the progress Africa is making overall (though not…

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#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 fantastic thing. But let's remember our brothers and sisters in…

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Bobrisky

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 a vertical model that created content silos based on the…

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#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 eyes and think of her, I’d see three things: One,…

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Emeka Nwankwo

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 Cassava Republic Press and is currently working on his PhD…

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Warmer Maths

#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 play and make, to dissolve and see ourselves anew. 01…

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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 appreciate that. So, how's it going in Iowa, being quarantined…

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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, Nigeria, respectively. Read the full transcript here.) Logan February Okay.…

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Stephen Tayo

#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 distinguish himself from his peers and gain the attention of…

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Dandelion

#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 incorporates photography, filmmaking, analogue collage, embroidery and painting. They first…

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Queer

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

                   1. I met J. in first year, A. in third year, H. in final year, and then E. after National Youth…

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#YNaijaNonBinary: All we know about LGBTQ history in Nigeria

  LEGISLATION AND CRIMINALIZATION OF LGBT LIFESTYLES IN NIGERIA              

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#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 the singular and definitive experience that queer people grapple with,…

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#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 a room full of Nigerian feminists aged 18 to 80…

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Trans

#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 they cannot occupy due to the SSMPA legislation, as well…

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Queer

#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. Androgyne/Androgynous - A person who appears neither clearly masculine nor…

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Logan February

#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 had various visions for this era: where the world would…

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Bad news

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 a black man went viral on Wednesday. Nigeria recorded her…

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