Tag: LGBTQ Nigerians

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 28, 2021

#PrideMonth: Love will liberate us

By Ado Aminu Aminu In exploring love, we often fixate unhealthily on one kind of love – romantic love. It ...

Bernard DayoJune 23, 2021

#PrideMonth: Validating queer love in the ‘closet’

Amplifying LGBTQ voices have been part of YNaija’s content ethos since 2017. And with this year’s Pride themed as Loving ...

Ado AminuJune 7, 2021

We can learn a thing or two from Nigeria’s Twitter ban

In the wake of the federal government arbitrarily banning Twitter in Nigeria, the bulk of the conversation being had is ...

Ado AminuJune 1, 2021

What does Pride mean to you? 4 LGBT+ Nigerians share

Whatever celebrating LGBT+ pride may mean to you, there is one element that run through each individual meaning – defiance, ...

Ado AminuMay 17, 2021

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia: The LGBTQ+ resist from the church to the street

One thing that LGBTQ+ people can’t be said to be bad at, is resisting their oppression by whatever means available. ...

Bernard DayoApril 23, 2021

This HBO doc celebrating queerness in Nigeria is heading to the Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival has returned for 2021. Cancelled last year due to coronavirus pandemic, the festival this year has ...

Ado AminuApril 22, 2021

Pantami mayn’t be the enemy. Islam, as practiced in Northern Nigeria is

There is a lot that the Pantami saga ought to have taught us. Most of it are things we must ...

Ado AminuApril 12, 2021

On family | The LGBT+ experience

Social ostracism is perhaps the strongest tool in the arsenal of exclusionary societies. It says, “If you do this or ...

Ado AminuMarch 31, 2021

Trans Day of Visibility | What it means to live and love as a transwoman in Nigeria (A true story)

In celebration of Trans Day of Visibility, we interviewed transfeminist activist, Somi, on what it is like to live and ...

Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

The selective activism of Nigerian celebrities has been called to question, thanks to Lil Nas X

If you haven’t heard of the latest video from openly gay American rapper, Lil Nas X, by now then that ...

Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

The plight of the Trans and Intersex double-minority communities needs emergency address

When we talk about the continuing discrimination faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other sexual and gender (LGBT+) minorities ...

Ado AminuMarch 24, 2021

3 LGBT+ Nigerians share the story of their gay awakening

“The onus shouldn’t be on queer people to come out,” said YNaija’s Bernard Dayo while responding to this piece we ...

Bernard DayoMarch 22, 2021

The reactions of Nigerians to #RepealSSMPA proves that they are no better than SARS

Apparently, last year’s #ENDSARS protests haven’t taught Nigerians anything about intersectionality, or simply showing solidarity to other marginalised groups by ...

Ado AminuMarch 16, 2021

The Catholic church decree against same-sex unions | What it means for LGBT+ Catholics

The Catholic Church Monday said in a decree that the church cannot sanction gay marriage since God “cannot bless sin.” ...

Ado AminuMarch 14, 2021

Benevolent patriarchy, sexual assault | Non-binary tweets we saw this week on Nigeria Twitter

As public discourse in Nigeria continues to find its way to topics hitherto considered taboo, we continue to document it. ...

Bernard DayoMarch 10, 2021

What the #ENDSARS movement can learn from protests in Myanmar and its LGBTQ inclusion

Last year’s protests against police brutality, under the banner of the #ENDSARS movement, pushed against several injustices and human rights ...

Ado AminuMarch 3, 2021

The list outing Nigerian male celebrities hurts both heterosexual and LGBTQ people

A list of gay/bisexual men in Nigeria, compiled by self-styled investigative journalist known only as Queen Aisha, has made the ...

Ado AminuJanuary 26, 2021

Nigeria’s selective aversion to gay aesthetics hurts only the poor

Painted nails. Vibrant lipstick. A head full of richly coloured hair. These are features the average Nigerian won’t look twice ...

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 ...

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

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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. ...

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