Tag "Family"

Fiction 12 Comments

IN THE CLOSET

You were 5 when you had your first closet. Dark hardwood with a light brown varnish, it became your sanctuary. It was easy for Ifeoma and Olisa, your older siblings,

Series (Non-Fiction) 3 Comments

GIRL UNINTERRUPTED (Part 2)

So, Thunder told me he was Muslim. Honestly, I was bummed because I didn’t see my parents accepting that. I wasn’t really bothered by it, because I think he’s Muslim

Our Stories 14 Comments

NOT TODAY, SATAN

The more I live and get on with adulting in my father’s house, the more I am faced with the reality that my parents will never let go of their

Our Stories 14 Comments

A JOURNEY TO REMEMBER

I come from a small, middle class family. Growing up, I always knew I was different, considering how I preferred male relatives visiting us to the females. I remember vividly

Our Stories 25 Comments

SAVE ME FROM HELL

I am a 25-year-old gay Nigerian living with sickle cell disease, and it has been a journey. I grew up feeling ashamed of myself, feeling like something was wrong with

Our Stories 5 Comments

“Family Can Make Or Mar You.” – Kenny Brandmuse

Last Sunday, October 25, Kenny Brandmuse made a social media post that was so heart-aching, it must have resonated with lots of (especially queer) people, because the post was shared

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

Kito Stories 24 Comments

THE BROTHER’S KEEPER (A Coming Out Story)

I come from a large family, seven siblings and my mother. My father passed away years ago. My siblings and I are all adults and grown out of our home

Editor's Desk 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,

Dear KD 35 Comments

Dear KD: My Homophobic Brother Wants To Out Me

I am under the stress of a serious issue here, and I desperately need advice on how to proceed from here on. I have a younger brother who I have