Category: Non-binary Blog

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Joanne IkeAugust 28, 2020

Cross-dressers may be paving the way to a more sexuality-tolerant Nigeria

The conservative nature of the Nigerian society leaves little or no room for non-binary debates to get to a positive ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 28, 2020

Fluid sexuality is real and we may have more bisexuals than we know

“We inhabit a world in which we tend to put labels on each other and expect that we will then ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 26, 2020

The possibility of a post-pandemic crisis is here and we are ignorant of it

The worst leveller we have probably had in a decade is the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. It has shattered economies, change ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 25, 2020

Non-binary people deserve all the respect and here’s how to go about it

Contrary to popular belief, non-binary people are not an invention of the 21st century. They have always existed. Yes, some ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 25, 2020

Art stands a viable mental health cure but why do we still ignore this?

On an extraordinary Sunday morning in May, two dozen health workers, donned in scrubs and face masks followed the smooth ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 24, 2020

Slavery is still an issue and we will continue the struggle to end it

by Joanne Ike August 23 is the international day of remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition. But even ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 24, 2020

Nigeria’s first lesbian movie, Ìfé, is set to change stereotypes

by Joanne Ike Two women lay curled up in a bed. One gently strokes the hair of the other as ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 22, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Love letter to the “weirdo” (II)

“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 22, 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 OgboAugust 17, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: A simple guide to being an idiot in the 21st century

Being an idiot in the 21st century is quite easy. There are two things you won’t be needing on your ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 15, 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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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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