Tag "Family"

Editor's Desk 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:

Our Stories 35 Comments

FOR THE LOVE OF A MAN

Four years ago, I was supposed to be married to this man who was out to his family, was very serious about settling down and was Canadian Nigerian. He was

Our Stories 2 Comments

Lessons Learned From ‘She Called Me Woman’ (Entry 2)

[Click here for LESSON 1] LESSON 2 From the chapter, ‘Love Is Not Wrong’, OF says: “I don’t have any close friends I am not out to. It is not

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BLOOD IS THICKER THAN WATER

My aunt (my mother’s sister) got married and settled down in the town where I was growing up. Because my brothers and I grew up having a closer relationship with

The Happenings 8 Comments

“Family As Man and Woman Is The Only One.” Pope Francis says same-sex couples can’t be considered family

The leader of the Catholic Church shared his views on families and abortion at the Vatican this weekend. Pope Francis has said that same-sex couples cannot make real “families”. Speaking

Series (Fiction) 8 Comments

BEING BRUNO (Episode 8)

PAST Each generation has something to be thankful for. For your grandfather, it was the coming of the white men with formal education. For your father, it was Michael Jackson

Series (Fiction) 3 Comments

BEING BRUNO (Episode 6)

Previously on BEING BRUNO… * PAST If your life is represented on a bar chart, with the years that had gone by lined up on the y-axis, and how happy

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BEING BRUNO (Episode 5)

Previously on BEING BRUNO: Bruno is still dealing with discovering that he is HIV Positive, and has only told his aunt, Nnedi. But then his mother knows – Nnedi betrayed

Our Stories 13 Comments

OPEN CLOSETS WIDE SHUT

This is my position when it comes to dealing with family who know about your sexuality and, barring any forceful attempt to make you change, persistently work on your defenses

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BE A TESTAMENT

Honestly, some families do not deserve the blessings of LGBT family members. A friend who I used to shag years ago suddenly resurfaced recently; called me and wanted us to