Tag "Family"

Our Stories 40 Comments

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

Kito Stories 35 Comments

THE DEEP CUT

The past two years have been a real test on my individuality. There were two failed suicide attempts because I was fighting who I am. I had all these questions

Kito Stories 41 Comments

LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON? (A COMING OUT STORY)

It was on a Saturday night that it happened. At midnight. Two days after I came back from the NYSC orientation camp. My stepmother called me from my room to

Our Stories 15 Comments

WHEN THE WORDS ARE QUIET AND THE SILENCE IS LOUD

Ok so where do I start? I was about 13 when I was caught with a friend from church. This friend was gay and had come to see me, and

Our Stories 28 Comments

THE MEN WHO SLEEP WITH MEN

I graduated from the university in 2016 but couldn’t start my clearance immediately due to some departmental issues. So, I was at home, bored and frustrated about life. I am

Our Stories 11 Comments

DAMAGED

I was born in Lagos, to a very uptight, churchy, disciplinarian family. I was born when my father had access to a lot of money and my mother kept going

Our Stories 23 Comments

A Tiny Glimmer Of Hope

It was profoundly tough for me to write this, but I guess this is the only way I can find some release. My parents got divorced when I was just

James' Journal 29 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

Editor's Desk 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

Our Stories 34 Comments

“YES, MOM, I’M GAY.” The Truth That Was A Long Time Coming

“My son, are you a gay?” That was the question I both expected and didn’t see coming from my Mother. In the recent past, whenever people asked me the question: