Tag: sexuality

Op-Ed EditorJune 10, 2021

#PrideMonth: The Sacristy, Sex and Sexuality; A personal essay on self-acceptance

By Marian Nwakolo Growing up, I was the child who dragged her parents to school to fight the management for ...

Ado AminuFebruary 10, 2021

Why are you gay? | A crash course on human sexuality

“Why are you gay?” That is a popular question that informed a meme that originated in Uganda. A curious interviewer ...

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 ...

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 ...

Ifeanyi OgboAugust 8, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: It’s International Female Orgasm Day!

“Well-cum” to the official international female orgasm day. No, this is not a joke. There’s a valid law out there ...

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 ...

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 ...

YNaija NewsRoomSeptember 10, 2018

#YNaijaEssays: Will Nigerian entertainment ever grow up?

It has been 89 years since the world’s first television broadcast. It may not have looked like the future then, with ...

Bernard DayoJuly 29, 2018

Bryan Okwara’s clapback at this troll on his sexuality will leave you rooting for him

I live on celebrity clapbacks on social media. More often than not, they show a side to celebrities that reminds ...

Bernard DayoJuly 12, 2018

How Bobrisky became more visible and disruptive

While some won’t see Bobrisky as their cup of tea, the cultural omnipresence the Snapchat star has reached in the ...

Bernard DayoJune 23, 2018

Pascal Atuma has spilled the tea on gay Nollywood but it’s not piping hot

“SHOCKER: Filmmaker Says You can’t Make It in Nollywood if You’re not a Prostitute,” reads the headline from The Cable ...

EditorFebruary 10, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Gay conversion therapy is happening in Africa and it is horrible

Of course gay conversion therapy is happening in Africa. The belief that homosexuality is some sort of perversion that can ...

EditorNovember 27, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Chude Jideonwo is headlining this year’s Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law Summit

The Human Rights, Sexuality and The Law Summit organized by The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS) and the Equality Hub ...

EditorNovember 11, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Ezekiel Mutua threatens to ban the Disney channel because of its LGBT friendly show “Andi Mack”

At this point you can almost depend on the Kenyan director of the Kenyan Film Classification Board, KFCB to be ...

EditorOctober 11, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Instablog9ja just confirmed the gender fluidity we knew always existed in Nigeria

Popular gossip page, Instablog9ja, an Instagram account distinguished for its use of private lives and controversial updates as fodder to ...

EditorSeptember 27, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Finally, we are taking the gay talk to church

It’s striking to see conversations about #sexuality and #faith come up in important spaces – and key that we participate. ...

EditorSeptember 23, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] How a Bi Visibility day will benefit everyone (yes, straight people too)

At this point you must have come across a story or ‘scandal’ that goes something like this: a man or ...

EditorJuly 8, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] German authorities just shut down an 87,000 member child pornography site and arrested its owner

BREAKING: German authorities shut down child pornography site with 87,000 members and arrest its administrator — The Spectator Index (@spectatorindex) ...

EditorApril 11, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Lagos has a Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team, and you should use it

Over the weekend, a girl I know had her mobile devices, laptop and tablet seized by her mother. I have ...

Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 11, 2017

“Transgender women are transgender women” | Chimamanda breaks the internet again (WATCH)

by Dolapo Adelana Nigerian-born author Chimamanda Adichie, in an interview with UK’s Channel 4 shared her thoughts on transgender women. ...

EditorMarch 8, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Back To Basics: Let’s talk about consent

While we’ve always known Nigeria has a big, big problem with sex. We misunderstand it as a concept and misappropriate ...

Oludolapo AdelanaMarch 6, 2017

2,252 rape cases recorded in Lagos in 2 years

by Dolapo Adelana The Mirabel Sexual Assault Centre in Lagos, said it received no fewer than 2,252 rapes cases in ...

Isime EseneFebruary 16, 2017

Bisi Alimi: Profile of an unapologetic gay man

by Mazi Emeka Picture this: A young man is filled with a burning love for God, but still, there is emptiness ...

Isime EseneJanuary 29, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Not all men who have sex with men are gay…

Ever heard of the term gay-for-pay? What about MSM? People are slowly coming to terms with the fact that straight ...

Isime EseneJanuary 4, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Have you ever stopped to wonder why people are born ‘straight’?

Nigerians everywhere are slowly coming to terms with the reality that not everyone is heterosexual. That first sentence is phrased ...

ToluDecember 14, 2016

‘I only acted as a govt. spokesperson,’ Reuben Abati explains role in passage of anti-gay law

Dr. Reuben Abati, the former Special Assistant to ex-President Goodluck Jonathan today explained his role in the signing of the ...

Mazi EmekaNovember 22, 2016

#HumanRight2016: TIERs partners Y!/YNaija.com to hold discussion conference on human rights

The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) in partnership with Y!/YNaija.com will hold a discussion conference themed: Human Rights, Sexuality and ...

Rachel OgbuNovember 5, 2016

The Sexuality Blog: A tale of 2 lesbian blackmails and the continuous rooting for ‘hate crimes’

When victimhood of a hate crime is raised to the level of being honourable, is it okay for some people ...

RoqeebahSeptember 22, 2016

What exactly is Denrele Edun?

Bit of a rocky start we have here. “What is Denrele Edun?” No one asks that. Not if they are ...

Ada IgboanugoMay 8, 2015

You can stop worrying about Denrele’s sexuality now

by Chinwe Okafor If there is one thing Denrele has enjoyed over the years, it is the attention that accompanied ...

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