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“The LGBT community now harass police officers.” Civil rights activist and anti-SARS campaigner, Segun Awosanya exposes his bigotry on Twitter

Segun Awosanya is the face and convener of the #EndSARS campaign that took Nigeria, both online and offline, by the storm months ago, and has endured up until Acting President

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Kito Alert: POLICE ENTRAPMENT AND YOUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS

There is another technique that the Lagos police have employed in their targeting of gay guys. They catch someone who’s gay and then they use him to lure his friends

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Lessons Learned From ‘She Called Me Woman’ (Final Entry)

LESSON 20 From the chapter, ‘I Convinced Myself I Wasn’t Lesbian’, HA has this to say to us: “Until we become visible, queer people [in Nigeria] will continue to think

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The Piece About How We Are “Here, Queer And Speaking Up”

In one of the world’s most homophobic countries, new generation of writers are writing queer people into existence. In a write-up originally published on African Arguments, writer Munachim Amah talks

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The Lie Of “I Love You”

You know what I don’t understand? Guys who are such pathological liars, they lie even when they don’t have to. How is it that you know someone, you both hook

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Lessons Learned From ‘She Called Me Woman’ (Entry 19)

LESSON 19 From the chapter, ‘Why Do I Have To Ask You To Consider Me Human’, DK admonishes: “Why do I have to ask you to consider me human? Can’t

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THE PARANOIA IS REAL

One of the things you get as the person in charge of Kito Diaries’ editorials or the person behind the social media accounts of Kito Diaries is you become the

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Lessons Learned From ‘She Called Me Woman’ (Entry 18)

LESSON 18 From the chapter, ‘I Can Still Love More’, NT has this to say: “I believe everyone can love many people during their lives. I have loved three people

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Unlearning Homophobic and Transphobic Behavior and the Fear of Labels

People are afraid of labels, even when the labels fit them perfectly. What happens when you call a racist person racist? They’ll probably start crying, after calling you the n-word.

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Lessons Learned From ‘She Called Me Woman’ (Entry 17)

LESSON 17 From the chapter, ‘Same-sex Relationships Are A Choice’, HK says: “I used to think that coming out was unnecessary. Like, why do you have to explain to anyone