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FROM THE FENCE TO THE ROOFTOP

FOREWORD: It is Ally Week, and during this period, we will be reading stuff penned by Nigerian LGBTQ allies. This very first piece is written by a social media force

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Opinion: The Problem With Preferences

When being called out for superficiality, people cling to the term “preference.” In most cases, people use the term out of context; they use it to justify and perpetuate damaging

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Opinion: I’m Tired of Major Studio Movies’ Trivial ‘Gay’ Moments

The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald appeared on the Today Show to share the first full-length trailer for the J.K. Rowling-penned movie, which featured a “gay” moment

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That Piece About How Straight Fans Love Queer Celebs Until They Talk About Sex

Thanks to various online platforms, queer celebrities garner larger mainstream — read: straight — fandoms than ever before. For so long, celebrities were asked to hide their queerness for fear

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“You Just Don’t Want To Be Poor And Gay In Nigeria.” – Pa Ikhide

In a Facebook post following the historic decriminalization of gay sex in India, writer Pa Ikhide had this to say. Check on it. * The expectation by many that African

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The Piece About How The Police Framed The 57 ‘Gay Suspects’ Rounded Up At Egbeda For Homosexual Acts

The birthday cake sits in the cooling freezer, white and large and almost royal. A week since 57 gay suspects were rounded up at Kelly Ann Hotel, Egbeda, the cake

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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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Opinion: 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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So, You Think Homosexuality Is Un-African?

Well, it’s Not. Anti-gay sentiments in Africa, which run counter to a history of same-sex practices across the continent, are often fuelled by the hostile attitudes of some in key

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Demisexuality (The Place Where I Found Myself)

Prior to my discovery of this word just a few hours ago, I’d always assumed I was an oddity and accepted it as that. I cannot say I’ve always wanted