#HowIResist Campaign 5

#HowIResist Campaign 5

The law that criminalizes homosexuality … shows a failure of our democracy, because the mark of a true democracy is not in the rule of its majority but in the protection of its minority – otherwise mob justice would be considered democratic. The law is also unconstitutional, ambiguous, and a strange priority in a country with so many real problems. Above all else, however, it is unjust. Even if this was not a country of abysmal electricity supply where university graduates are barely literate and people die of easily-treatable causes and Boko Haram commits casual mass murders, this law would still be unjust. We cannot be a just society unless we are able to accommodate benign difference, accept benign difference, live and let live. We may not understand homosexuality, we may find it personally abhorrent but our response cannot be to criminalize it. – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

 

#HowIResist

In a society where ignorance, constant ridicule and absolute contempt for who you are and who you love is reality, I resist by standing by my choices – the choice to love myself against all odds, living, loving and being more than perceptions dictate of me. And the only reality that truly matters is that of self love. Everything else pales once you find and choose that happy place. – Abrams

 

#HowIResist

I live my life knowing I can only live once, and I’ve got to make the best of it. I try not to live for anyone, or for what others expect of me. My country isn’t the safest place to be myself to the fullest, but it sure is home for me, and I resist every form of homophobia by living a safe, sagacious but purposeful life with the hope of a better tomorrow. – Dubem

 

#HowIResist

Nobody is born hating another person. People learn to hate. So when I see a homophobic person, I try to teach them to love. Maybe they will learn.

I do this to contribute to making this world a better place, where one can love without fear. I refuse to be unhappy because my sexuality is gold. My sexuality is peace.

And so I resist by waking up every morning, fulfilled with the thought that with each passing day, everything gets a little better for me and people who love like me. – Duke

 

#HowIResist

I resist because I believe that love has no name, no sex and no sexuality.

I resist because of the hope for the day when men can love men and women can love women without looking over their shoulders, without fear or penalty.

I resist for the day when the rainbow will touch the Nigerian sky in its full splendor. – Hilanzok

 

#HowIResist

I resist by explaining the multiverse theory to every homophobe that comes my way. I tell them that they are probably flaming queens voguing on Drag Race in several universes. – Eggsy

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