Category: The Sexuality Blog

Bernard DayoJuly 1, 2019

Amina Mohammed’s pro-LGBTQ message for #Pride drove homophobic Nigerians crazy and we love it

As you already know, Amina Mohammed is the Deputy-Secretary General for the United Nations, a high-profile position that inherently entails ...

EditorJune 13, 2019

TIERs Releases Results from 2019 Social Perception Survey on LGBT+ Rights in Nigeria

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) has announced the results of the fourth biennial Social Perception Survey on Lesbian, Gay, ...

Bernard DayoJune 11, 2019

BREAKING: Botswana decriminalises homosexuality in landmark ruling

Botswana’s High Court has ruled to decriminalise homosexuality on Tuesday, in a landmark case being watched across Africa after Kenya ...

Bernard DayoMay 28, 2019

World Health Organisation (WHO) removes transgender from list of mental disorders and we stan

The World Health Organization has officially decided to stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill. Given the decision of Kenya’s ...

Bernard DayoMay 16, 2019

How can we escape the stupidity of Okon’s videos justifying rape? Don’t watch them

Before now, no one knew Imeh Bishop aka Okon existed until he recently posted an incendiary video on his Instagram: ...

Bernard DayoMay 10, 2019

Dear Nigerians and bisexuals who think bisexuality means dating both genders at the same time – you are so wrong

Quite unexpectedly, bisexuality became one of the buzzy topics on social media on Thursday. We are used to seeing homosexuality ...

EditorMay 3, 2019

Transphobia accusations aside; IAAF’s ruling against Caster Semanya answers a big problem about the legitimacy of elite sports

Over the weekend, the Court of Arbitration for Sports (CAS) ruled that the International Association of Athletics Federations could demand ...

Bernard DayoApril 15, 2019

No one is surprised that Reno Omokri is homophobic, and this makes him the second popular figure to spew anti-gay rhetoric this month

Nothing that Reno Omokri tweets should surprise you. The former media aide to erstwhile president Goodluck Jonathan has managed to ...

Edwin OkoloApril 9, 2019

Is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints about to become Nigeria’s first gay friendly church?

If there is anything the body of Christ in Nigeria is well known for, it is their vehement rejection of ...

Edwin OkoloApril 8, 2019

It is time women in Igbo land to have their #MeToo moment

If you have been following the news from Nigeria, then you have most certainly heard about the #ArewaMetoo movement. Inspired ...

Bernard DayoMarch 20, 2019

The spirit of homosexuality was burnt out in this Facebook user, as part of efforts to prove that straight people are stupid

A Facebook user on Tuesday has revealed that his family took him to a church to burn out the spirit ...

Vincent DesmondMarch 10, 2019

Akwaeke Emezi accepting their Women’s prize nomination is not your chance to scapegoat them

When Akwaeke Emezi wrote and released their autofiction debut novel Freshwater, I wonder if they knew it would come to ...

Chisom MbamaFebruary 21, 2019

The SSMPA bill should not affect how Nigerian healthcare treats the LGBT community

In Nigeria, 201 the Same sex marriage prohibition (SSMP) being bill passed into the law in Nigeria, with a 14-year ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 18, 2019

Bisi Alimi got death threats on Twitter for inviting the LGBTQ community in Nigeria to a free public speaking training

Because anything that remotely looks like homosexuality sends homophobic Nigerians into a seizure of rage, and looking stupid while at ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 17, 2019

Davido couldn’t argue logically with a woman who criticized him over his politics and so he had to slut-shame her

Following yesterday’s postponement of the presidential polls by INEC, Nigerians have been weighed down by despair, hopelessness and further disillusioned. ...

Bernard DayoFebruary 17, 2019

We have just learned that Jussie Smollett reportedly paid two Nigerian brothers to stage his attack

Ever since Empire star Jussie Smollett reportedly became the victim of a racist, homophobic attack last month, the story has ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 30, 2019

Bobrisky dragging a homophobe on Instagram over the attack on Jussie Smollett is pure energy

Multiple reports on Tuesday confirmed the brutal racist, homophobic assault on Empire star Jussie Smollett in Chicago, perpetuated by two ...

Bernard DayoJanuary 24, 2019

This gay pride in Lagos tweet has set the internet ablaze and we love it

On Tuesday, a tweet from @Cynerr framed as a question hit the internet. It’s about the idea of having a ...

Bernard DayoOctober 26, 2018

Epic dramas like ‘Ajoche’ and ‘Ojukwu’ don’t have gay characters because the showrunners are homophobic

There’s currently a renaissance of epic dramas in our television landscape, and independent platforms like ROK 2 on DStv/GOtv are ...

EditorOctober 15, 2018

Friendly reminder: Long term friendships are no guarantee against sexual assault

This morning, an article surfaced on gossip blog Instablog9ja. On it a lady named The Whiskey Lady put out an ...

Dayo Taiwo-SidiqOctober 6, 2018

At this point, we need to be more informed on sexual violence in Nigeria (READ)

In the wake of the prevalence of sexual abuse in our environment, the need to be more enlightened about the ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 4, 2018

This CNN story on Nigerian prostitutes in Paris is alarming

Migration — most times — illegal migration from Nigeria to ‘promised lands with gold’ has been a subject of debate ...

Chude JideonwoSeptember 25, 2018

Of 57 men arrested for being gay in Lagos, Nigeria – and the work that lies ahead for LGBTi advocacy in Africa

Being a speech by Chude Jideonwo, founder of Joy, Inc. at 3rd LGBT Human Rights Defenders Workshop for the Center ...

Edwin OkoloSeptember 11, 2018

Tanzania is waging war on ‘slay queens’ by banning artificial nails and eyelashes in its parliament

Africa really is a country, especially when matters of female autonomy and the policing of women’s bodies is involved. Across ...

Bernard DayoAugust 30, 2018

Nigerian feminists are speaking out against homophobia among feminists and elsewhere – as it should be

It’s almost as if the world is just learning about the existence of LGBTQ people. Recently, a 9-year-old boy in ...

Bernard DayoAugust 27, 2018

Anti-SARS activist Segun ‘Segalink’ Awosanya is either ignorant or a hypocrite, and we can’t tell which is worse

We are following Distinguished and have reached out to your brother. He will let us know when you are back ...

Edwin OkoloAugust 23, 2018

Ghana has ‘convinced’ 400 gay and lesbian people to join a gay conversion camp

It seems Nigeria’s obsession with controlling the lives of LGBT people is finally spreading to its neighbours. This is something ...

Bernard DayoAugust 14, 2018

LGBTQ issues aren’t usually covered in the Nigerian mainstream media, but Guardian Life broke protocol

On Sunday, Guardian Life, the entertainment and lifestyle supplement of The Guardian, published a cover story on being LGBTQ in Nigeria. ...

Edwin OkoloJuly 24, 2018

If the fight for LGBT rights will progress in Nigeria, then we will need allies like Charly Boy

With the exception of Bobrisky, do you know any open LGBT persons? This seems a question that comes up fairly ...

Albert Afeso AkanbiJune 24, 2018

Opinion: what is so wrong about being queer

Recently,  I watched a very depressing and heartbreaking documentary on China Global Television News, CGTN. It was the story of ...

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