Tag: non-binary

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Joanne IkeSeptember 12, 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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Joanne IkeSeptember 9, 2020

This is what we should focus on in debates of queer people found in heterosexual relationships

In Nigeria, the topic of sexuality is usually met with deafening silence. Rarely does it enter into the realm of ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 9, 2020

See 4 other myths standing in the way of queer liberation

Homophobia has been passed down from generation to generation using unfounded claims and myths. Last week, we covered 5 myths ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 9, 2020

Why Nigerians needs to rethink their stance on homophobia

“They say I use pampers because I’m gay,” a gay man recounts to the Bisi Alimi Foundation in 2017. “They ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 4, 2020

Dating apps are no longer safe spaces for Queer Nigerians

In March 2020, a story of how Utali Ekwensu, a queer man was brutally killed in Nanka, Anambra sent shock ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 3, 2020

Believe it or not, police brutality against queer Nigerians is injustice to all

Unjustified humiliation, fear and suffering are the outcome of queer lives in Nigeria where the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 3, 2020

These 5 false myths stand in the way of queer liberation in Nigeria

Same-sex. Disgust. Nigerians. That’s the paragraph. Like oral tradition, homophobia has been passed down to even the youngest generation using ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 2, 2020

Conversion therapy creates more mental health problems than we hardly know

A.O was only 13 when she was first beaten with a broom by a pastor during a ‘conversion therapy’ session. ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 31, 2020

Once upon a time when Nigerian authors gave queer people a voice

“Understand this if you understand nothing: it is a powerful thing to be seen” ― Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater More African countries and ...

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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 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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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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EditorJune 30, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: The Future is Fluid

Fluidity is the core of our spectacularly multiple experiences and existences. If life is a one-dimensional spectrum, its only extremes ...

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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 25, 2020

Gabon has decriminalized homosexuality

In an unprecedented move for Gabon, Gabonese lawmakers in the country’s lower house of parliament on Tuesday voted to decriminalise ...

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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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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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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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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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