Tag "Oppression"

Our Stories 24 Comments

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

Our Stories 14 Comments

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

Our Stories 22 Comments

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

From The Net 19 Comments

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

The Happenings 14 Comments

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

Opinion Pieces 9 Comments

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

Series (Non-Fiction) 2 Comments

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

Our Stories 7 Comments

ABOUT STRAIGHT PEOPLE AND THE LANGUAGE OF THE WORD “FAG”

Reports recently emerged of Kendrick Lamar chastising a white fan – who the rapper invited to the stage to rap to his 2012 hit M.A.A.D city – for mentioning the

Editor's Desk 26 Comments

About Angelina Jolie And The Movie ‘First They Killed My Father’ Through The Eyes of a Nigerian

The following is an incredibly moving piece written by Nigerian writer and filmmaker, Jude Idada on his Facebook timeline. It is not LGBT-related – or perhaps it is – but

The Happenings 12 Comments

‘It’s Not Just About Women Anymore.’ – Sarah Jessica Parker Wants Broader Activist Movement

Sarah Jessica Parker has said that she is not a feminist – because she wants a movement including LGBT people. The Sex and the City actress explained that she doesn’t

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