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Editor's Desk 8 Comments

So the guy you like just told you he’s HIV-positive — Now what?

A piece by Jake Myers You’re on cloud nine. He’s hot. The chemistry is right. The conversation flows. There’s nothing about him that annoys you. It’s so rare to find

Series (Non-Fiction) 25 Comments

LETTERS TO MY FUTURE HUSBAND

Dear Future Husband, My name is Awele, in my early thirties, a middle-class professional, 5ft 11” tall, with toned skin. I consider my straight long legs that hold up my

Series (Non-Fiction) 24 Comments

ONE STEP AT A TIME (Episode 1)

I call him Cherie and that makes him blush. He can get on my last nerve, making me want to rip off his epiglottis sometimes. But then he always has

Our Stories 17 Comments

FOR THE LOVE OF A GOOD MAN

This is not a story of rainbows and roses. It’s about finding me. Well, sort of. It all began with me stepping out of my comfort zone. I was just

Our Stories 11 Comments

MAY AND DECEMBER

So I was twelve years old when Gary was introduced to me by Daddy as one of an upstart in politics and a minister’s PA. He was young, looked to

Series (Non-Fiction) 14 Comments

BEST OF BOTH WORLDS (Edition 4)

“Many stories matter. Stories have been used to dispossess and to malign. But stories can also be used to empower, and to humanize. Stories can break the dignity of a

Series (Non-Fiction) 13 Comments

K’osidim n’obi (Entry 6)

So what can I say… With 2016 coming to an end, I guess all I can do is offer thanks to whatever force it is that rules the universe. Life’s

Our Stories 10 Comments

LOVE, TRUST AND LETTING GO

If you live in Nigeria, you know the struggle to be gay. The struggle which involves having to play off your relationship as a simple friendship in public so as

Our Stories 28 Comments

Of Love, Nakedness And Everything In Between

I didn’t know love as a gay man until earlier this year. I found someone my heart beats for. Someone who stayed very distant from me, and yet anytime I

Fiction 10 Comments

SERENDIPITY

They met at a colleague’s wedding. Evans was forced to attend since the entire office would be going. He avoided any interaction with his colleagues outside work and this had