Tag "Lesbianism"

Editor's Desk 9 Comments

RAFIKI IS A NECESSARY STORY (A Movie Review)

When I learnt that there was going to be a screening for the Kenyan film, Rafiki, at the Ake Arts and Book festival – which was concluded about two weeks

Our Stories 3 Comments

Friend Of The Family

His mind is wicked, this friend. Not evil, but wickedly mischievous, like a leprechaun. Being faithful is not one of his strongest suits; he leads a double life in marriage.

Our Stories 8 Comments

MY IDENTITY, MY SELF

WRITER’S NOTE: This piece is written in commemoration of today, Lesbian Visibility Day. * “No, I have not been hurt by a guy. I am not confused. It’s not just

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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

Editor's Desk 16 Comments

The Secret Gay History Of Islam

Originally published on gaystarnews.com Islam once considered homosexuality to be one of the most normal things in the world. The Ottoman Empire, the seat of power in the Muslim world,

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THE ROAD TO SELF DISCOVERY

‘’Mimi! Mimi!” my aunt called from her bedroom. I was in the sitting room, watching Power Puff Girls. “Yes, aunty!” I screamed and ran out of the room to her.

Our Stories 12 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

Series (Fiction) 13 Comments

Lights, Camera, Action!!!

FOREWORD: Let me just start by stating that the writer of this fantastic piece of creativity will be going to hell for what he did here. Dear writer, both me

Series (Non-Fiction) 44 Comments

THE HUSTLE OF A RAINBOW (Episode 5)

Let me tell you about Simi now. Simi was the first girl to break my heart. I can’t even make up a pseudonym for her, that’s how much she hurt

Fiction 37 Comments

BOLA’S STORY

Let’s call her Bola. Bola was fifteen years old when she discovered it or rather when it dawned on her. Bola was a PK, you know, a pastor’s kid. She