Tag "Acceptance"

Our Stories 6 Comments

THE GREATEST GIFT

Life is very painful, isn’t it? I ask how you are doing, you smile and give me the typical Nigerian answer. “I’m fine”, in between large gulps of Lagos lagoon

James' Journal 28 Comments

IBK’s JOURNAL (Entry 33)

December 7 My cousin knew I am gay long before any of my other family members knew. She is more of a sister than a cousin especially since she grew

Our Stories 14 Comments

IT SHOULD BE LOVE UNCONDITIONAL

I came out to my mother two months ago. The aftermath of that was a wrecking of our relationship, a pulling apart of our closeness – something that surprised me

Editor's Desk 20 Comments

OPEN LETTER TO AN INTERNALLY-HOMOPHOBIC FRIEND

Dear X, I watched a movie called Prayers For Bobby. It’s a movie about the true life story of a young man, Bobby Griffith, who found out he was gay,

Opinion Pieces 6 Comments

HOW CAN ANYONE CALL LOVE A CRIME?

FOREWORD: If you’ve read the three-chaptered Kito story – WE ARE HERE: THE ATTACK, THE HUNT, THE RETRIBUTION – then you would be familiar with who this next ally is.

Profiles 10 Comments

“I Was Like A Fish Out Of Water.” Kenny Brandmuse Gives Tell-All Interview

So Kenny Brandmuse, the man who broke the internet in 2015 with his coming out, recently sat to an interview with a few media outlets to give a very illuminating

The Happenings 1 Comment

“Life is too beautiful to be hidden in a closet.” Diver Robert Páez comes out, wants to inspire every gay man or woman to find their own acceptance

Robert Páez is a professional diver from Venezuela. He represented his country in both the 2012 and 2016 Summer Olympics. In a powerful new op-ed, published by Outsports, the 23-year-old

Kito Stories 14 Comments

HIS COMING OUT STORY (Edition 7)

There was no ceremony involved in how my sister got to know that I’m gay. She asked me the question one day, out of the blue: “Kennedy, are you gay?”

Editor's Desk 16 Comments

WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?

I came into last year, 2017, with a renewed sense of self and a determination to no longer be apologetic with my sexuality. The reasoning that governed me was simple:

Opinion Pieces 6 Comments

“But Who Have I Hurt If I Were Gay?” Chude Jideonwo’s Must Read Equality Speech

A speech by Chude Jideonwo One of the tragedies of human progress is this constant tug between two stubborn binaries: progressive and conservative. People often camp in front of their