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The Problematic Nature Of “TB”

DISCLAIMER: This article speaks on a general note. In other words, there’s a low-key understanding that a few exceptions exist. By exceptions, I mean those who use the word and

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Homophobic Rhetoric And Nigeria’s Culture Of Violence (A Piece By Ayo Sogunro)

Sometime in May 2015, in Abuloma, Port Harcourt, a man named Charles was harassed, beaten, and robbed by his neighbourhood security watch. What was his crime?  He was perceived to

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STRAIGHT BOY SPECIAL (Part 2)

Previously on STRAIGHT BOY SPECIAL… * So, I woke up the sound of sex. Charles was fucking Vivica, his muscular ass contracting and expanding as he thrust into her. I

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STRAIGHT BOY SPECIAL

Manager: Can you go nude for a photoshoot? Me: Nigga, what are you on about again? Manager: (LOL) I got a really great offer and I think you will love

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SINFUL THINGS HAPPEN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT

I never thought my best friend, Paschal, was gay – or even remotely into men. God knows I’ve got a very active gaydar, but when it came to Paschal, my

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The Missing Journals And The Unintentional Education I Gave My Father

The first time I noticed my journal was missing, I was bombarded by a myriad of emotions – confusion, wonder, mirth, disbelief, shock, panic then ultimately, fear. In that particular

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GOING THROUGH THE VALLEY OF SHADOW OF HELL

I met Lucifer in 2012. He chatted me up on Facebook. I was just coming out of a relationship and didn’t feel like meeting anyone. But I was finally persuaded

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Sam Smith’s Non-Conformation And The Unwitting Prejudice Of LGBT People

Sam Smith revealing that he is non-binary as regards gender norms caused some ripples both here and on the social media. With both LGBT individuals and heterosexual people abounding with

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Will Gay Sex Ever Stop Being A Crime In Nigeria?

I remember sometime in 2013, when my learned friend and I were exchanging ideas on the possible legal defences open to people who face criminal charges in court for same-sex

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WE FOUND LOVE IN A HOPELESS PLACE

I look back on my life since this year started. I can’t say I do not find the view so unreal. It’s like a dream. You know it’s a dream