Tag "Homophobia"

Editor's Desk 6 Comments

A GIRL YOU USED TO KNOW

Somebody recently reminded you of a good friend you used to have. A female friend. A very lovely girl, whose smile possessed the wattage that endeared her to many, and

From The Net 3 Comments

How Does One Mistakenly Walk Into An Orgy?

A Cross River State legislator has decided (unsurprisingly) that his first point of duty to his people is to refocus the attention of Nigerians on the “crime” that is homosexuality.

Our Stories 10 Comments

A CLOSETED MAN

There are many ways to describe what it means to live as a closeted gay man. Troy Steadman, in a poem, speaks of it as a daily costume constantly worn.

Our Stories 15 Comments

THE JESUS AND THE PHARISEE

I noticed him in church when we made eye contact. He was the saxophonist and before that Sunday, he’d always been just another church worker to me. But that morning,

Gallery 1 Comment

The Social Media Trend That Mocks Toxic Masculinity and Homophobia

The dog-in-a-rainbow meme is often used to tauntingly speculate on someone’s sexuality on social media. And in the past several days, it trended as what started out as a perpetuation

Opinion Pieces 3 Comments

AT WHAT POINT ARE THE HOMOPHOBIC HURTS OF FAMILY ENOUGH?

“I will love you till the day that I die,” Gabrielle Union’s Inez says to her son, Ellis (played by Jeremy Pope), the 25-year-old who’s just graduated from Marine boot

Poetry 1 Comment

Of a Friday Night in Lagos, a Gay Man, His Lover and Afrobeat

Of the seven deadliest sins in my country A man loving another man is the first three.   It’s Friday in Lagos meaning it’s the unholy cocktail traffic, TGIF, Friday

Our Stories 2 Comments

The Trauma Of Being Dike

I had a dream this morning. A very weird dream that woke me up. I am back in Enugu, at the home of some of my family’s friends — the

Kito Stories 13 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