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The Complexity of Human Sexuality

Human sexuality is a complex rainbow. If, like me, you were raised in Nigeria as an excessively religious person, but unlike me, you remain a religious fundamentalist jerk and homophobe

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Update on the TIERs-partnered national conference on Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality

Yesterday, we announced the news about the upcoming conference on Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality in Nigeria, organized by the University of Lagos, set to be held at the UNILAG main campus

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TIERs is partnering with first ever national conference on Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality

The Initiative for Equal Rights is proud to partner with and invite you to the first ever conference on Diversity, Inclusivity and Equality in Nigeria, organized by the University of

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Have You Been Following MTV’s Latest Shuga Series ‘Down South’?

Originally published on mtvshuga.com as Set Yourself Free If you’ve been following MTV Shuga: Down South, you would have seen that the series is getting real deep. There’s so much

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“I’m Fighting For You.” Viola Davis to LGBT Families

Viola Davis has a message of support for LGBT families. “I’m fighting for you,” she said at the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Custody, a movie about a mother’s struggle

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Academy president Cheryl Boone Isaacs addresses lack of diversity in 2016 Oscars

The Academy president, Cheryl Boone Isaacs, has finally addressed the lack of diversity in the 2016 Oscars nominations. In a statement released by the Academy, Cheryl said: “I’d like to

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Director Spike Lee and Actress Jada Pinkett Smith To Boycott The Oscars

The outcry over the nomination of 20 white actors, and no black ones, for the Academy Awards gained momentum on Monday, as director Spike Lee and actress Jada Pinkett Smith

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The Shonda Rhimes agenda: ‘Normalizing’ diversity with Women, LGBTQ and People of Color

Originally published on huffingtonpost.com Shonda Rhimes proved long ago that she is a force to reckon with. The growing influence she has had in television has not gone unrecognized and

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Kenny Badmus Concludes…

It’s been five days since Kenny Badmus ‘broke the internet’ with his coming out post on Facebook. And in that time, there have been both love and hate reactions from

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We Are Still Very Far

I wanted to share an entirely different story with you until a dramatic twist of events occurred recently.  It is just how awestruck I am at how far away we