Tag: The Sexuality Blog

EditorApril 18, 2018

Uhuru Kenyatta signs a law making sanitary pads free for school girls

Uhuru Kenyatta’s ascent into the Kenyan presidency might have been marred by controversy but it seems he might be getting ...

Edwin OkoloApril 16, 2018

Senegal has cracked the code for sex work, when will the rest of Africa?

You might not have heard about this, but Senegal has quietly led advancements in West Africa through its partnerships with ...

EditorApril 1, 2018

Pamela Adie is ready to tell her story in ‘Under the Rainbow’

We need more LGBT activists living and working in Nigeria, period. It is understandable that because of our volatile religious ...

EditorMarch 27, 2018

These Africans just got nominated for a LAMBDA for their LGBT novels

Nigerians are truly taking over the Nigerian literary world, and a good number of them are doing it by takinng ...

EditorFebruary 26, 2018

[The Sexuality Blog] Ifeoma Fafunwa gets what we mean when we talk about LGBT rights, she really gets it

LGBT rights are such a touchy topic especially in Nigeria. Our country has transformed so dramatically in the last 20 ...

EditorFebruary 11, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: The Mirabel Centre just got honoured by the Queen of England

Is there any bigger way for your work as an activist to be recognised and honoured than recognition from the ...

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 ...

EditorFebruary 9, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: A serial rapist got caught in UNILAG but that’s only half the story

Earlier this week, the internet went agog with the unbelievable story of Imonitie Ilen-Otuma, a graduate of the University of ...

EditorFebruary 8, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Need someone to talk to? Mentally Aware Nigeria’s got you

Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative (MANI) just showed up big time for young people in Nigeria. One of the biggest problems ...

EditorFebruary 2, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: The Lagos state government just opened special sexual offences courts

While you might have your grievances with the Lagos state government and how it has treated disadvantaged persons within the ...

EditorJanuary 30, 2018

[The Sexuality Blog] Just a reminder that even victims of sexual assault can also uphold the attacker

Big Brother Nigeria is the gift that keeps on giving. Last weekend, during the launch of the new season of ...

EditorJanuary 28, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Maria Ude Nwachi’s suspension from the Ebony House of Assembly is a reminder even power doesn’t isolate women from misogyny

One of the biggest news stories of the last week was the surprise suspension of Maria Ude Nwachi. Nwachi is ...

EditorJanuary 17, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Uganda’s US ambassador beat his wife in front of guests for bringing up his infidelities, when will this end?

Thanks to the #MeToo movement, millions of women have been able to come forward and tell their stories about sexual ...

EditorJanuary 16, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Post-partum depression is a thing; it is not up for discussion

Far too many parts of a woman’s life seem to be up for negotiation these days. We try to negotiate ...

EditorJanuary 14, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: A sexual offender is about to face the consequences of his actions

A few months ago, we wrote about how Nigerian sexists, misogynists and sexual assaulters need to stay in Nigeria if ...

EditorJanuary 13, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Inspired by Oprah, Nigerian women are telling their sexual assault stories

Many underestimate and even outrightly dismiss Hollywood award shows. And their distrust is understandable, it is true that the film ...

EditorJanuary 12, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Tanzania’s Magufuli is really out here arresting schoolgirls for falling pregnant

The president of Tanzania, Robert Magufuli was hailed as a revolutionary when he took office a few years ago. He ...

EditorJanuary 11, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: Transwomen are back in the news, and as usual it is a mess

The first week of 2018 has been rife with stories around transwomen. However, unlike 2017’s transwomen stories where we debated ...

EditorJanuary 10, 2018

The Sexuality Blog: #CoolMenDontBuySex is well meaning but ultimately misguided

You might not have seen this but the hashtag CoolMenDontBuySex has been trending in certain communities on Twitter, two groups ...

EditorDecember 23, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Slay TV is giving transpeople some much needed ‘Transparency’

Much of the hatred and bias that sexual minorities face stems from a lack of representation and a lack of ...

EditorDecember 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] If we dragged a gay or transgender person to Jesus for judgement today, what would Jesus do?

It is not often that we get someone as read Chude Jideonwo give an extensive, exhaustive examination of our attitudes ...

EditorDecember 10, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Listen to Frankie Edozien talk to the BBC about his gay memoir

Nigerian American journalist Chike Frankie Edozien left Nigeria to go to university in the United States at age 19, he ...

EditorDecember 3, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Canada apologises for centuries of discrimination against indigenous LGBT persons

For past wrongs and the unjust treatment of LGBTQ2 Canadians, we apologize and promise to keep working to fight inequality. ...

EditorDecember 1, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] A SlutWalk is coming to Lagos

I guess this is the last thing you’d expect to happen in Lagos, but it is actually happening. Lagos is ...

EditorNovember 29, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] It is not Toke Makinwa’s job to make anybody’s daddy service his debts

If you’ve been following the entertainment and gossip blogs, then you’ll know Toke Makinwa is back in the news. This ...

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 26, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: For a song promoting ‘Melanin’, Sautisol’s video is surprisingly colorist and sexist

Asides Camp Mulla, SautiSol has been one of the biggest music and cultural exports from Kenya to achieve pan-continental success ...

EditorNovember 24, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: These are the LGBT themed films from Africa you should be looking to see.

For LGBT film makers, the film festival circuit has become an alternative sanctuary of sorts. The film festival circuit in ...

EditorNovember 23, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: Listen to Amaa Ata Aidoo and Timehin Adegbeye discussion the ‘F’ word at Ake Festival 2017

The Ake Books and Art Festival 2017 is arguably the biggest literary Festival in West Africa, drawing thousands of book ...

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 ...

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