Tag "Homophobia"

Kito Stories 12 Comments

THE CONSEQUENCE OF DIFFERENCE (A Kito Story)

For you are fearfully and wonderfully made. The day was 24th of May, 2019. Somewhere before that day, a plan had been made for me, against my being. When the

Our Stories 6 Comments

The Voice Of A Homosexual

Growing up effeminate gave me a notoriety that was as shocking as it was unwelcome. Imagine being known EVERYWHERE you went because you did not fit in the norm. Imagine

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THE TERROR OF A GAY MAN

When we left the guesthouse for our night of karaoke fun that evening, we were all in high spirits. We were dressed to kill, all hoochie shorts, cropped tops and

Opinion Pieces 8 Comments

PETER OBI, THE PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDACY AND QUEER RIGHTS

We are back in election season and this might just be the most paramount election this country will experience in recent times. Everyone was perturbed about the candidates from the

Editor's Desk 7 Comments

NO HONOUR IN THE BLOOD

Circumstances following my father’s death have caused me to have to make some major life changes, some of which has made me something of a nomad in Lagos. I’ve been

Editor's Desk 3 Comments

A TON OF APPRECIATION

In many parts of the world, it is still a crime to be openly homosexual or to engage in same-sex coupling. For instance, Nigeria, according to the Research directorate, Canada,

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ON THE SANCTITY OF QUEER LIVES AND THE LANGUAGE OF TRAGEDY

1. March, 2020 The Guardian: Man Kills Facebook Friend For ‘Sodomizing’ Him With 20,000 The Nation: Why I ‘Killed’ My Homosexual Facebook Friend, By Suspect   April, 2021 Sahara Reporters:

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THE CASE OF THE EGBEDA 57: What We Know About This State-Sponsored Homophobia

The Egbeda 57 was a case that held the nation’s attention for two years. It started with a regular birthday party held in Kelly Ann Hotel in Egbeda, Lagos, in

The Happenings 3 Comments

Ghana moves forward with anti-gay bill proposing 10-year prison sentence

An anti-gay legislation submitted to Ghana’s parliament could propose up to 10 years in jail for LGBTQ+ people as well as groups and individuals who advocate for their rights, express

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Lil Nas X Comments On Rema’s Instagram Post, And Homophobic Nigerians Have A Meltdown

Rapper Lil Nas X is having a moment internationally, from the controversy stoked by his chart-topping single, MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name), to the reactions that came in the