I have read and heard the news. Nice headline, very well schemed story, it is most definitely a honey pot, tonnes of homophobes (and co) will be sure to swarm around in a snap. Well done (?) It is not news what you and a depressingly large number of the Nigerian media do as regards… Read More (not so) Dearest Linda Ikeji
It can be challenging to ask your doctor health questions as a gay man in Africa, but the line between life and death can be avoided with the right few words. FYI there is no disease or virus that exclusively attacks the gay man, anyone can be a victim but let’s focus on the ones… Read More Health Questions every gay person in Africa should be asking.
An openly gay Nigerian man by the name Felix Kalu has shared how he battled with Homophobia before he relocated to the United States. In his open letter, he shares stories of some boys who have been outed by their families and talks about the importance of empowering the gay community. Read his story; How… Read More This openly gay man talks about using empowerment to fight off Homophobia in Nigeria.
Just when we thought nothing could top the rainbow, Portland designer; Daniel Quasar spiced pride month up with the launch for his newly designed LGBTQ Pride flag. Quasar’s flag features multiple new colors, each representing a gender identity/sexual orientation, as well arrows. Quasar’s proposed flag includes the colors of the Trans flag, as well as… Read More Here’s why this new PRIDE flag gets 10, 10, 10, 10’s across the board.
I believe there is power in conversation, sharing thoughts in their hardest, and most honest forms help to shape, change, and inspire. For the Nigerian LGBT community there is the utmost need for conversations between and within us. Introspection is crucial to changing the flawed narrative we have been constantly written into. This is why… Read More Naija LGBT Pride Talks 01: Pink Panther
Trans issues are sensitive in Africa and even more sensitive in the gay community. The LGBT community is made up of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people and for some time now, there has been some Transgender identifying individuals who don’t feel properly represented by the T in LGBT and they have expressed their desire… Read More There is no LGBT without Trans people.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that it will no longer classify gender incongruence as a mental disorder. This comes in their latest revision of the International Classification of Diseases. The report states: “The rationale being that while evidence is now clear that it is not a mental disorder, and indeed classifying it in this… Read More WHO will not classify being transgender as a mental disorder
At The Rustin Times, we are particular about showing LGBTIQ persons from around the world who are living their best lives. “Transfixed” tells the story of 49 year old Jessica, a transgender woman from Denver, who has struggled to become herself throughout her entire life. It was directed by Jared Formanek with assistance from Kaitlyn… Read More Watch ‘Transfixed,’ a documentary that chronicles the journey of a trans woman
In the article I didn’t write I was going to talk about our ever dynamic LGBT community, and its cliquey nature. The ways that it can segregate, divide, withhold, complicate, implicate, and exist in various elitist, sometimes sectarian, and mostly inaccessible holds. In the beginning of the article, I was going to draw from Alexander… Read More The Clique Business in Nigeria’s LGBT Community
Elie Ballan is the director of M-Coalition, an organization based out of Lebanon that works on promoting sexual health and LGBT rights throughout the Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) region. #WhyIFight is an online campaign to encourage everyone to speak out on LGBTIQ issues online or offline. With the hashtag #WhyIFight and #EqualAfrica, we… Read More #WhyIFight: Elie Ballan