Category: Non-binary Blog

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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EditorJune 11, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: All we know about LGBTQ history in Nigeria

  LEGISLATION AND CRIMINALIZATION OF LGBT LIFESTYLES IN NIGERIA               Editor

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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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