Tag "Homosexuality"

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The Beautiful Gift Of Having A Queer Sibling

I do not remember when it happened, but I remember how cold the couch felt the night I took my older brother’s phone and did the invasive thing of going

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

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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.

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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,

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BLOODLINES

We’d been seeing each other for about a year; Sagir and I met in October 2021, and the relationship was particularly based on sex. No commitment other than whenever any

Opinion Pieces 11 Comments

What About The Gays In Our Parents’ Generation?

You know how you’ll start thinking one thing, and then it’ll cascade and before you know it, you’re ending up in a different thought process than the one you started

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THE WAIT TO CUSTOMER SERVICE

It was a really hot day with the scorching sun seemingly hanging just two feet above my head, reminding me of the reason why I need to make paradise, because

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THE OGBANJE YOU SEE

Well, this is a first. A hookup comes over to my place. I go to meet him at the junction, and as we walk back to my house, he glances

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

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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