Tag: Transgender

Ado AminuAugust 13, 2021

Kawajo: The immortal transwoman who changed Kano forever

It isn’t so bizarre – because the flow of energy goes whatever way it just does – that someone will ...

Ado AminuJuly 13, 2021

282m face malnutrition in Africa- UN report says; Jailed transgender women in Cameroon to be released pending appeal | 5 Things That Matter Today

Across the African continent, here are 5 culturally relevant stories you shouldn’t miss out on: 282 million face malnutrition in ...

Ado AminuJuly 6, 2021

Where “Out and Proud” does not have to be bare-faced

An acquaintance made a passing remark that started a conversation on whether we can call a public declaration of who ...

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 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 ...

Bernard DayoSeptember 2, 2019

5 Things that Should Matter Today: Respecting Bobrisky’s pronouns will cost you absolutely nothing

Following reports of the police shutting down the venue for Bobrisky’s birthday on Saturday, social media had a melt down ...

Bernard DayoMay 28, 2019

World Health Organisation (WHO) removes transgender from list of mental disorders and we stan

The World Health Organization has officially decided to stop classifying transgender people as mentally ill. Given the decision of Kenya’s ...

Omoleye OmoruyiOctober 23, 2018

Entertainment Roundup: Rihanna kick-starts celebrity boycott of the Super Bowl; IK Ogbonna and wife give hints on separation | More stories

Here’s everything you missed in entertainment yesterday and others that unravelled while you slept – and are still buzzing today. ...

EditorNovember 10, 2017

The Sexuality Blog: America just elected its first transgender lawmaker

What a difference a year can make. It has been approximately a year since President Donald Trump was elected into office ...

EditorOctober 11, 2017

Here is what #NationalComingOutDay means and why it matters

The first time I saw a transperson was on NTA Kaduna in the early 2000’s. I do not remember the ...

EditorOctober 7, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] The not-so-secret life of a transgender woman (WATCH)

After the letdown that was Batta box’s Gay in Nigeria ‘documentary’, we got somewhat apprehensive about ‘well meaning’ heterosexual persons ...

EditorSeptember 15, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] In Trump’s America, an immigrant is making a home for at-risk LGBT youth

When Donald Trump assumed office in early 2017, many people worried that his administration would target illegal immigrants and sexual ...

EditorSeptember 13, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] A transwoman with a penis was moved to a women’s prison and this happened

One of the big discussions around the idea of transness is the argument that gender is innate and that person ...

EditorSeptember 10, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] If there is one essay you should read today, its this one by Munroe Bergdof

Identity politics is a huge thing, especially now in the age of Donald Trump. Sexual, religious and racial minorities are ...

AzeezAugust 31, 2017

First transgender beauty queen crowned in India (PHOTOS)

India on Sunday crowned its first ever Miss Transqueen at the maiden edition of the transgender beauty pageant. 26-year-old Nitasha ...

Adegbite AdedotunAugust 30, 2017

US Defense Secretary, Mattis puts hold on Trump’s transgender Ban

US Defense Secretary, Jim Mattis announced last night that he is putting a temporary halt on the implementation of President ...

EditorAugust 2, 2017

[The Sexuality Blog] Aren’t we tired of equating sex and sexual minorities with HIV?

This morning on Twitter, the conversation – as it is wont to – roved on to sexual minorities. Trans people ...

ItunuoluwaJuly 28, 2017

Joint military chiefs say there will be no changes to Obama transgender policy

Chairman of the Joint Military Chiefs on Thursday told top military officials that President Trump’s transgender ban tweet did not ...

ItunuoluwaJuly 27, 2017

These are the 18 countries that allow transgender serve in their military

President Trump’s recent announcement to reverse the Obama policy allowing transgender people to serve in the military, takes the world ...

ItunuoluwaJuly 27, 2017

President Trump declares: “We worship God in America”

Just after he dropped a bomb on the LGBTQ Community reversing an Obama era policy and continued his Twitter attack ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 26, 2017

Ban on Transgenders: Donald Trump has much support from the American people – White House

The White House has said US President Donald hasn’t betrayed his commitment to the transgender community. Trump had in June ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJuly 26, 2017

The Late 5: These are the stories that drove conversation today

These are the top five stories that drove conversation today. 1. Nigeria May Stay Longer In Recession – Emefiele Governor of ...

ItunuoluwaJuly 26, 2017

Trump announces Transgender people would not be allowed to serve in the U.S. Military

President Donald Trump in a series of tweets has announced that from now on, transgender people would not be allowed to ...

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 ...

Omoleye OmoruyiJune 1, 2017

Gay couple prepare to welcome their first biological child

Two gay dads, Biff Chaplow and Trystan Reese have shown excitement as they prepare to welcome their first biological child. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaApril 11, 2017

Caitlyn Jenner removes penis, completes final gender transition

by Dolapo Adelana Caitlyn Jenner has finally undergone genital surgery to complete her transition from male to female, according to ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 13, 2017

The Thread: “There’s no universal experience of gender ” | Laverne Cox responds to Chimamanda

The conversation about gender, the policing of it, feminism and privilege has been ongoing on social media, thanks to Chimamanda’s ...

Op-ed EditorMarch 13, 2017

The Thread: “Chimamanda needs to take a lesson from herself on the danger of a single story” | A transwoman’s thoughts

Chimamanda’s statements that “transwomen are transwomen” generated quite the controversy on social media, a controversy that has seen her issue two ...

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. ...

Oludolapo AdelanaOctober 5, 2016

Ila Adu, daughter of Pop singer Sade begins gender transition

Ila Adu daughter of multiple award winning musician Sade Adu has begun her gender transition. The 20-year-old, who is a ...

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