Tag "Prejudice"

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“Homophobia Is Not The Heart Of Christ. It Is Not The Love Of Jesus.” Kirk Franklin Calls Out Antigay Prejudice In The Church

In a recent interview on a Sirius XM radio show, Kirk Franklin called out homophobia in the church, saying that it has “nothing to do with the Bible.” While promoting

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“Nigerian Homophobes Should Stay Here And Enjoy The Shit.” Olumide Makanjuola mocks the Nigerian outrage over Western penalization of homophobia

There has been a recent awareness on Nigerian social media of how Nigerians seeking opportunities abroad are met with disappointment after their homophobic past is brought up to discredit their

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“It’s Not Safe In The World.” Laverne Cox Describes A Horrific Transphobic Attack She And Her Friend Were Subjected To

Laverne Cox has shared that she and a friend were the victims of an attack motivated by transphobia in Los Angeles. The Orange Is the New Black star discussed the

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BECAUSE OF TOMORROW

I was 8 the very first time I prayed. I mean like really prayed. It wasn’t for lost crayons or primary school squabbles or anything. I had been having these

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Eez Positive I Positive! I No Kill Person!

April 2017 It was hard returning home, especially after the craziness that had characterized the last few weeks. It was a hard decision, yet a necessary one. And I knew

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WHAT IS IN A NAME? (A Personal Inquiry Into The Process Of Vilifying Words)

“What is in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” (Excerpted from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare)   A couple

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CLOTHES AND THE LESBIAN

“Shining in the light of your Halo—ooo, I got my angel now!” We are belting out the lyrics to Queen Bey’s Halo as the car moves through weekday traffic of

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#BBNaija: Post Mercy-and-Tacha Fight, and Tacha Fans Are Dragging In Lesbianism As A Smear Tactic Against Mercy

When all fails, villainize homosexuality. It is a formula that almost always works for Nigerians. Following the animosity that boiled over into a fight between Big Brother housemates Tacha and

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Homophobic Rhetoric And Nigeria’s Culture Of Violence (A Piece By Ayo Sogunro)

Sometime in May 2015, in Abuloma, Port Harcourt, a man named Charles was harassed, beaten, and robbed by his neighbourhood security watch. What was his crime?  He was perceived to

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LIKE FATHER, LIKE SON? (A COMING OUT STORY)

It was on a Saturday night that it happened. At midnight. Two days after I came back from the NYSC orientation camp. My stepmother called me from my room to