Tag "Acceptance"

Our Stories 24 Comments

BREAKING FREE

Right from a young age, I was effeminate and thought that I wanted to be a girl. I was very expressive in my effeminacy, and in many ways, I think

Our Stories 6 Comments

COMING OUT IS SOMETIMES JUST THE BEGINNING

Coming out can be an incredibly freeing thing to experience. All those expectations that are placed on your life by family and friends, the lies you tell to thwart suspicion,

Kito Stories 37 Comments

ONE AFTER THE OTHER (Part 2)

Previously on ONE AFTER THE OTHER… * “Then what is it?” my mother asked me. At this, my heart started racing and I had to take a deep steadying breath.

Our Stories 108 Comments

ABOUT TIME (AN OPEN LETTER TO MY COMMUNITY)

The first reason I decided to write this story was because I have been carrying the burden of what I’ve done in my heart for a long time. There is

Fiction 22 Comments

A POSSIBLE THING

The house was still, in fact too still for a place usually known for noise. Folawiyo had just walked into the room—where his parents sat discussing the recent Independence anniversary

The Happenings 3 Comments

Lil Nas X responds to the homophobic reactions to his coming out

Hip hop star Lil Nas X took to Twitter on Sunday to make a revelation that nobody saw coming. Although the 20-year-old didn’t specifically say ‘I’m gay’, he asked fans

Kito Stories 30 Comments

HIS COMING OUT STORY (Edition 8)

April 3rd, 2017. I decided to take my sister out to swim. It was her 20th birthday and I’m her big brother. I decided also to introduce her to my

Our Stories 6 Comments

THE GREATEST GIFT

Life is very painful, isn’t it? I ask how you are doing, you smile and give me the typical Nigerian answer. “I’m fine”, in between large gulps of Lagos lagoon

James' Journal 29 Comments

IBK’s JOURNAL (Entry 33)

December 7 My cousin knew I am gay long before any of my other family members knew. She is more of a sister than a cousin especially since she grew

Editor's Desk 15 Comments

IT SHOULD BE LOVE UNCONDITIONAL

I came out to my mother two months ago. The aftermath of that was a wrecking of our relationship, a pulling apart of our closeness – something that surprised me