Tag "Nigeria"

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Call for submission | Mounting the Moon: Queer Nigerian Love Poems

Nigeria is at a crossroads. Since the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act was first proposed in 2006 and especially after its passage into law in 2013, debates over sexual and gender

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On Chibuihe Obi & Dammy Krane: A Tale of Varied Sympathies

Originally published on olisa.tv I’m sitting in my friend’s place. We are both watching TV and trying to understand what is going on with the movie. Some other friend is

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ELECTION YEAR IS COMING UP, AND NIGERIAN POLITICIANS HAVE REMEMBERED HOMOSEXUALITY EXISTS (AGAIN)

Originally published on Ynaija.com Like death and taxes, you can always depend on Nigerian politicians to skirt important issues and focus on misplaced priorities. Masters of diversion and petty politics,

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This Is A Red Flag From ICARH

A short while ago, the International Centre for Advocacy on Rights to Health (ICARH) recorded a case of robbery and  attempted murder on a community member living in Gishiri, Abuja.

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Chibuihe Obi: We’re Queer, We’re Here!

Originally published on brittlepaper.com The first time I felt compelled to document the queer body in my writing was during my second year at the university. I had this toe-curling

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Photo: Why Are Nigerians So Obsessed With Marriage?

Like seriously, why has it gotten to that stage where getting married now feels like you’re proving something to society? 

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Openly Gay Richard Quest is apparently getting a very warm welcome from a homophobic Nigeria

CNN anchor, Richard Quest, is in Nigeria to conduct some interviews for his program, Quest Means Business. Quest is also an openly gay man, and has received nothing but the

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Elnathan John says homosexuality is a more forgivable crime in Nigeria than poverty

You can be gay and our homophobia will not touch you? Are you sure about that, Elnathan?

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The Nightmare of Nigeria’s Homophobia Still Thrives

The persecution of the Nigerian LGBT community is very much alive and well. Believe me. I was in court a couple of days ago, before Hon. Justice H.O. Ozoh at

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ABUSE, THE NIGERIAN CHILD, AND OUR BEATING CULTURE

Say, you’re hanging out with a group of Nigerian acquaintances. It’s an auspicious evening. You talk about your life experiences in a Nigerian home, growing up. The ups and downs.