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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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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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The Truth About Sexuality In Ancient Greece And Rome

Originally published on gaystarnews.com Sexuality is a topic often whitewashed out of our history books, and we rarely see the place of LGBT people in the ancient world mentioned in

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RANTINGS OF A RANDOM (Gay) NIGERIAN (Entry 56)

I recently read two of Chinelo Okparanta’s novels, Under the Udala Tree and Happiness Like Water, and I was blown away, particularly with the way she explored lesbianism and lifted

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DOWN LOW (EPISODE 2)

Click HERE for Down Low (Episode 1) * “I hope you turned down her silly offer,” said Ayo Akande, Siji’s boyfriend of almost two years, as he washed off the