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Nigerian TV Presenter, Harry Itie shares lessons learnt from #Idahot2018

Nigerian Television Presenter, Harry Itie is addressing homophobia on a new episode of his vlog. Following comments made on his social media after he share a link to our #Idahot2018 article, the award winning presenter is speaking out against homophobia; emphasising that homophobia affects everyone in the larger society and not just the LGBT community. Watch… Read More Nigerian TV Presenter, Harry Itie shares lessons learnt from #Idahot2018

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Woman-woman marriage in Pre-Colonial Igboland by Rafeeat Aliyu

This an edited version of a blogpost I wrote in January 2013 after reading Nwando Achebe’s The Female Colonial King of Nigeria. I read this at the Queer Vibration panel at the Labs during Chale Wote 2015. The Female Colonial King of Nigeria provides a fascinating look into gender in South-Eastern Nigeria through the life of Ahebi Ugbabe, a woman… Read More Woman-woman marriage in Pre-Colonial Igboland by Rafeeat Aliyu

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Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley, and Gloria Carter receive honors at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD Media Award recipients were announced in the remainder of this year’s categories for the 29th edition. Ross Mathews hosted the event and Melissa Etheridge and Adam Lambert opened the show with a duet to celebrate the 25 year anniversary of Etheridge’s breakthrough album YES I AM by performing an unforgettable new arrangement of her… Read More Ava DuVernay, Samira Wiley, and Gloria Carter receive honors at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

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Gloria Carter to accept Special Recognition Award onstage on behalf of her son JAY-Z for his song ‘Smile’ at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

GLAAD, the world’s largest LGBTQ media advocacy organization, today announced that Ms. Gloria Carter will accept the Special Recognition Award onstage at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in New York at the New York Hilton Midtown on Saturday, May 5. GLAAD previously announced that both Ava DuVernay and Samira Wiley would receive honors at the ceremony.… Read More Gloria Carter to accept Special Recognition Award onstage on behalf of her son JAY-Z for his song ‘Smile’ at the 29th Annual GLAAD Media Awards

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Eighteen Things I Did Before I Turned Eighteen: An Alternative Spin To Growing Up Gay In Nigeria

*Found myself in the most organic way possible, like I playfully kissed a boy at a birthday party in his house, and everyone clapped, cheered, and basically found it adorably funny. *Grew up with that memory, not as a chanced mystery never to be forgotten, but a medley of the unperturbed budding of my soul.… Read More Eighteen Things I Did Before I Turned Eighteen: An Alternative Spin To Growing Up Gay In Nigeria