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#EndSARS: Some of the Reactions to the Homophobia in the Movement as Pamela Adie asks, “When Will Queer Lives Matter?”

There has been a lot of contention following the attempts to make the struggles of the Nigerian LGBT community more visible in the ongoing #EndSARS movement. Following the harassment that

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#EndSARS: The Inclusion of Queer Lives In The Protest Continues To Be Debated

It’s been reported that on Wednesday October 14, queer Nigerians who came out to be part of the protest in Abuja were attacked, their placards and the pride flag they

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#QueerNigerianLivesMatter: Queer Nigerians Were Allegedly Attacked By Fellow #EndSARS Protesters In Abuja

The past few days have shown a demonstration of the unity of Nigerian voices demanding for police reform and the disbandment of the rogue police unity called SARS (Special Anti

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FINDING DIMEJI (PART 3)

Previously on FINDING DIMEJI… * Hold me close and hold me fast, this magic spell you cast, This is La vie en rose. When you kiss me, heaven sighs and

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FINDING DIMEJI (PART 2)

Previously on FINDING DIMEJI… * After the awkward experience with his mother, Dimeji and I began to relate freely once again. Weirdly, we grew even closer and practically inseparable following

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FINDING DIMEJI

“I don’t know where Dimeji is, sir,” I said in a low tone. It was a lie. “What do you mean by that? Are you not his boyfriend?” Mr. Adeleke

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Would You Mind It If Your Child Was Gay?

I recently came across an online conversation on Nigerian Gay Twitter where the topic of parenting a gay child was being discussed. A netizen with the handle @Grizz_nomad retweet-commented on

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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie: “You Do Not Become A Saint By Being Oppressed.”

“To be a member of an oppressed group does not mean you’re sanctified. If you’re part of an oppressed group, then you’re just that – oppressed. You do not become

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Stop Normalizing Homophobia (The Importance of Language)

Language is a very important tool — for communication, for advocacy, for oppression. I think it’s a fairly popular thing to say that language is important, at least in some

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MORE RANTINGS OF A RANDOM (Gay) NIGERIAN (Entry 4)

I have been called “heterophobic” more times that I can remember, mostly from straight people whom I have the misfortune of working closely together with. These “allies”, most of whom

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