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  1. Colossus
    April 7, 2017

    👊

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  2. Simba
    April 7, 2017

    Nna daalu, but oyibo grammar plenty.. Easy next time.
    One thing i can add is, not all of us will be firece activists like those aforementioned names. But singly and individualy we can still help the community, we can encourage those firece activists, we can send them encouraging emails, and calls. Shun gossips and discourage it in its entirety. And if ur in position of power, when they call u pick their calls etc. Cheers

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  3. Mandy
    April 7, 2017

    👏👏👏👏👏👏👏
    This is brilliant! It’s not about being an activist. It’s about making change starting from your environment. We have to be more proactive changing the things we want changed and in controlling the narrative.
    When you hear colleagues/fellow students talk trash about the LGBT, do you just keep quiet becos, well, they’re not directing their vitriol at you? When your family members spout homophobic stuff, do you look the other way becos you’re trying to protect your closet?

    If that’s the way it is with you, how can you expect things to change? Nigeria won’t wake up one day and see us differently as a country. Change starts from the grassroots, from what you’re doing in your immediate environments.

    Thank you, Chiedozie for this. Haven’t read something this braingasmic since Dimkpa went mute on us.

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  4. peach-head
    April 7, 2017

    Haven’t read
    something this
    braingasmic since Dimkpa
    went mute on us.

    lmbffao mandy tho’ you would be fine

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  5. beejay
    April 7, 2017

    Personally, I think there’s a blind spot, an essentially ignored portion of the homosexual community this part of the world – the lower classes, those often regarded as illiterate and/ ignorant. To quote George Orwell’s book 1984, “until they become conscious they will never rebel, and until after they have rebelled they cannot become conscious”. This stratum of the community, it would seem have no idea that they have a part to play or even that there is a struggle going on. Arguably, they’ve been excessively desensitized and numbed by a towering institution reinforced by hate, myopia and intolerance overtime – An institution, might I add, comprised of the most relevant members of their support systems; family, friends, religious leaders etc. – My point here, is that there is need for an effective reaching-out plan that would include especially, the reorientation and dis-indoctrination of said class. If those at the grassroots can truly come to terms with the realities and truths of their existence, then a major war would have been won, wouldn’t you say?

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  6. Eli
    April 7, 2017

    chiedozie, its good that you hsve realized tge privilege can make some judge others, but this epistle was too long. but in my own little corner, i know the support we give each other in this community is what will save us all…

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  7. Delle
    April 7, 2017

    This couldn’t have been put better. We owe it to ourselves to lend our voices to this cause. I’m very passionate about the LGBTQ movement and would continue fighting for what I believe in, what I stand for and who I am.

    That one soul you convince goes a long way and I do not know about any other person, but there’s this inner gratification I feel when a homophobe changes his view after an intense debate with me. It’s our cause to fight and we have to do what’s necessary.

    Thanks Chiedozie.

    One thing though, the ambiguity of the write-up could deter people from reading. Something simplistic would have been more appealing to the readership, I’m sure.

    Intense entry anyway. I love the power behind each message.

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    • Pink Panther
      April 7, 2017

      The ambiguity? Lol. I find it almost offensive that first Simba then you seem to think that KDians are just a bunch of simpletons who can’t handle the understanding of a writeup such as this. If that’s how you feel,could you keep it in that personal space and not project unto everyone else?

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      • Morgan
        April 7, 2017

        How does someone drop a post on here

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      • Pink Panther
        April 7, 2017

        Send your submission to either pantherptb@yahoo.com or kitodiaries@gmail.com

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      • Francis
        April 7, 2017

        You seem to miss the point Simba, Delle and some others are secretly raising.

        This is not a book club community where “big English” reigns supreme. Every class of Nigerian visits this blog. To get the message across to all it doesn’t hurt to keep things simple, straightforward and easy to digest.

        I for one tend to start skipping sections and looking forward to the end of an article when “the English” becomes overwhelming. Yes I can be that mentally lazy.

        I did get the point of the piece and I applaud it sha. I’m guilty of keeping quiet most times when LGBT issues are brought up as I don’t want to get worked up and transfer aggression but I guess I’ll have to find a way to do the needful without aggression (or too much of it).

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  8. OJ
    April 7, 2017

    There is so much to be said, so much to be done.
    “There is nothing we cannot achieve if we raise our voices as one.” – Michael Jackson

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  9. Jide
    April 7, 2017

    Loves this. Took notes as I read.

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  10. DarkSide
    April 8, 2017

    Great!

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  11. cedar
    April 9, 2017

    Mhhm, dis is delicious. More like an Aluta dishout.
    Not to worry Dozie, there are men (like myself) in the infantry who do not let a precious moment of plucking a single homophobe off the bunch pass them by.
    We must get there someday.
    A step at a time,
    A person at a time.

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