Tag: Queer

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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 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 IkeSeptember 1, 2020

We must expand the boundaries of what we consider feminist issues

The concept of feminism has redefined too many other concepts, change mindsets and upturned stereotypes across the world. You could ...

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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

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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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 14, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Death comes for everyone, love should too

The current world population as of July 2020 is 7.8 billion, and all 7.8 billion of us, are going to die. Whether ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 9, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 Tweets that gave us life this week

Queer/queer ally twitter is arguably  one of the best parts of twitter. Whether it’s declarations of self love, witty takes ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 7, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 5 ways to be the best Queer ally ever

Do you have a queer friend/relative you want to be a strong ally for or do you just want to ...

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Ifeanyi OgboJuly 7, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: A roll call for queer Nigerians was made and magic happened

In a tweet that has since garnered over twenty-two thousand likes, four thousand two hundred retweets, and over seven hundred ...

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EditorJune 19, 2020

The possibilities of Gender: Emeka Joseph Nwankwo, in conversation with Ayodele Olofintuade

Emeka Joseph Nwankwo is a writer and digital media professional from Nigeria. He served as the communications manager (Africa) for ...

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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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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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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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EditorJuly 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] LGBTQ and need someone to talk to? TIERS is here to help you

As an LGBTQ person in a place like Nigeria where presenting the right public face can be the difference between ...

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EditorMay 19, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog]: There have always been queer Nigerians, get over it

We say it here all the time on the sexuality blog in response to the hateful and very inaccurate statement ...

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