Community, News

Pamela Adie releases official statement on the lawsuit against the Corporate Affairs Commission

On the 20th of November, Pamela Adie, Executive Director of the Equality Hub, shared on Twitter that she sued the Corporate Affairs Commission for violating her right to association and freedom of expression by rejecting to register her organisation. In a statement made available to The Rustin Times, Adie gives details on the lawsuit. Read… Read More Pamela Adie releases official statement on the lawsuit against the Corporate Affairs Commission

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Infinix Nigeria releases statement over billboard; Twitter Users demand more

Infinix Nigeria has released a statement over a controversial billboard that has been circulating across the internet. The board read “Say no to lesbianism, homosexuality and drug abuse” and is located at the Abuja Campus of the University of Port Harcourt.     Many internet users went on social media to call out the telephone… Read More Infinix Nigeria releases statement over billboard; Twitter Users demand more

News, Pop Culture

Best of Nollywood Awards: ‘We Don’t Live here Anymore’ leads nomination list

The nominees for the 2018 edition of the Best of Nollywood Awards have been announced and ‘We Don’t Live Here Anymore’ leads the nominees list with 11 nominations. The categories are Movie with the Best Social Message, Movie with the Best Screenplay, Movie with the Best Production Design, Movie with the Best Editing, Most Promising… Read More Best of Nollywood Awards: ‘We Don’t Live here Anymore’ leads nomination list

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Danez Smith Performs Dear White America at the 2018 Lagos International Poetry Festival

Critically renowned poet Danez Smith was at the 2018 edition of the Lagos International Poetry Festival. The queer American poet whose poetry collection won the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry performed ‘Dear White America.’ The poem tackles racial issues in the United States and is a call to action for justice in America. Watch… Read More Danez Smith Performs Dear White America at the 2018 Lagos International Poetry Festival

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African Queer Youth Initiative stands in solidarity with Tanzania’s LGBT Community

It has been a week of hiding for members of Tanzania’s LGBT community after the regional governor Dar es Salaam, Paul Makonda, openly announced that he will arrest people suspected of being gay. He made this known to newsmen in the city, adding that a team has been created to track and detain gay people. Since… Read More African Queer Youth Initiative stands in solidarity with Tanzania’s LGBT Community

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International LGBTQ students can apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) students enrolling in undergraduate or graduate programs for the 2019-2020 academic year in the United States are encouraged to apply online for a Point Foundation Scholarship. Point Foundation (Point) is America’s largest scholarship-granting organization for LGBTQ students of merit and currently is providing financial assistance and programmatic support… Read More International LGBTQ students can apply for a Point Foundation Scholarship

Arts, News

Watch ‘The Fear of Queer’ Panel Discussion at the 2018 Ake Festival

The Ake Festival is one of Nigeria’s foremost literary events that focuses on arts, literature and culture. Themed ‘Fantastical Futures,’ the 2018 edition is focusing on a reimagined African future while examine discussions around governance, gender and sexuality, literacy and education, health and well-being. One of the discussions was titled ‘The Fear of Queer’ and… Read More Watch ‘The Fear of Queer’ Panel Discussion at the 2018 Ake Festival