Tag: Homophobia

YNaijaAugust 31, 2023

Bobrisky and James Brown Exhibit Delusions of Fame and Classism Amidst Delta ‘Homosexuality’ Arrests

In a world rife with contradictions and the relentless struggle for identity acceptance, two controversial figures in Nigeria’s crossdressing scene, ...

YNaijaMay 26, 2023

Love Offers No Safety: Queer Voices Find Expression in the Thought Transcendental Piece, Love Offers No Safety

Love Offers No Safety — phenomenal and thought-provoking prose that has been given wholesale to the Nigerian community. The anthology ...

YNaijaApril 27, 2023

The Counter-Culture Blog: Why Gay Men Will Not Stop Marrying Straight Women | The Painful Reality of Mixed-Orientation Marriages

As society progresses towards greater acceptance and understanding of LGBTQ+ individuals, it’s easy to assume that the practice of gay ...

Ado AminuSeptember 23, 2021

Down The Memory Lane: A journey of acceptance

I The first time I thought queer lives matter, I am standing at the boarding students’ dining hall with some ...

Ado AminuAugust 17, 2021

The anatomy of self-loathing: Understanding homophobia and internalised homophobia

Ask around about homophobia, “What does it mean and how does it best manifest?” If you chance upon a cis-heterosexual ...

Ado AminuJune 10, 2021

What it means when we tell LGBT+ Nigerians: “Keep it to yourselves, no one cares”

If you have ever had the strength to challenge a Nigerian to a discourse on their complacency in the systemic ...

Bernard DayoMarch 31, 2021

Against homophobia in Ghana, LGBTQ Ghanaians are changing their profile pictures red on Twitter

For some time now, LGBTQ Ghanaians have been living in fear and isolation stemming from the constant attacks that Ghanaian ...

Ado AminuFebruary 16, 2021

In search of God: The place of Gay Christians in Christendom

When writer and curator, Nelson C. J., went in search of church as a queer Nigerian, he found something that ...

Ado AminuFebruary 2, 2021

LGBT+ discrimination and the politics of being queer in Nigeria

Colonial History of Anti-LGBTQ+ laws in Nigeria Prior to Nigeria’s colonisation, there is nothing to show violence was perpetrated against ...

Ado AminuFebruary 1, 2021

Threat of murder, everyday misogyny | Top Non-binary tweets we saw from Nigeria last week

Nigeria’s small but richly vibrant corner of Twitter is not the place anyone will go to for nuanced conversation about ...

Ado AminuJanuary 25, 2021

Corrective rape, the price of misogyny | Top Non-binary tweets we saw from Nigerians last week

With its avowed conservatism and self-proclaimed devotion to traditional values, Nigeria’s public discussion landscape is seeing an increase in conversations ...

Ado AminuJanuary 21, 2021

Visa denial: Where justice reigns, homophobia must have consequences

What happens when a homophobic Nigerian gets denied a visa to an inclusive developed nation for their harmful view on ...

Ado AminuJanuary 12, 2021

You can hate LGBT without inciting violence on the community

Few human groups are as talked about, dissected, vilified and dismissed nowadays as the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other ...

Ado AminuJanuary 6, 2021

Where the gays gather and it is holy

For Ace (not real name) Christmas was never the joy-filled celebration his siblings swear to the heavens it has always ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 27, 2018

The YNaija Cover – the 27th of August

Follow the links to read the stories and analyses on YNaija: Why Nigerians are not shocked by Trump’s “lifeless” description ...

EzinneNovember 8, 2017

The Thread: “Bobrisky isn’t under arrest; Idris is” | TwitterNG reacts to Bobrisky’s arrest

According to Twitter newscasters, Nigeria’s favourite Snapchat sensation, Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju, who goes by Bobrisky, has been arrested. Bobrisky got ...

EditorSeptember 5, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Surprising no one, another homophobic bishop gets caught having gay sex

At this point in the game, it is literally expected that when a person does protest too much about the ...

EditorAugust 14, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Homophobia and misogyny will only go unpunished in Nigeria and Chika Amadi just learnt this

Less than a month ago, we wrote about an American governor’s aide who was relieved of his job because of ...

EditorAugust 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] True allyship often comes at a terrible cost for those who support LGBT people

Last week sunday, a man in Florida was shot to death by a drunk homophobe because this man chose to ...

EditorJuly 26, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Maybe its time we started asking the church to get rid of its misogyny instead of its homophobia

Last week Friday, a number of Nigerian activists, writers, journalists, non-denominational religious people, Christians and Muslims all gathered at the ...

EditorJuly 24, 2017

PSA: Nigerians, the Internet sees your bigotry, and it never forgets

It is a thing of wonder to watch Nigerians wax end time biblical when matters of sexuality arise. They are ...

EditorJune 5, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: Is it homophobia if my religion doesn’t permit me to support gay marriage? – a rejoinder

So there was this article on TheNakedConvos (which after that disastrous episode with the adaptation of their web series Our ...

RoqeebahJune 5, 2017

The YNaija Cover this morning – the 5th of June

Follow these links to read our cover stories and analyses on YNaija today: Homosexuality on the increase, FG laments Buhari ...

Oluwatosin AdeshokanJune 4, 2017

LONG READ: Homophobia is learned behaviour; check yourself

Over the past few years, debates on homosexuality have taken the forefront in mainstream media. As with every new movement ...

ToluMarch 23, 2017

“After praying for me, the Pastor had gay sex with me” | Watch ‘Veil of Silence’, a documentary on the lives of LGBT persons in Nigeria

Few days before the infamous Same Sex Prohibition Act was signed into law by former President Goodluck Jonathan, The Initiative ...

Ramatu OchekliyeJuly 6, 2015

Opinion: We may all be bigots

‪ Bigot (noun) big·ot \ˈbi-gət\ {Merriam Webster Dictionary} : a person who strongly and unfairly dislikes other people, ideas, etc. ...

Emmanuel ChidiogoFebruary 3, 2015

Lucas Togan: Why I changed my mind on gay people

by Lucas Togan It is interesting and pertinent to note that homosexuality was once viewed as a mental condition. In ...

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