Queer Literature, Nigerian Queer Literature to be specific is finally gaining ground. From Frank Edozien’s Lives of Great Men to She called me Woman and shorter anthologies from Brittle paper and Kabaka Republic, the future is bright for Queer literature in Nigeria (Even if we say so ourselves). As part of publicity for their upcoming… Read More Olumide Makanjuola and Jude Dibia team up on soon-to-be-released book; Queer Men’s Narrative
South-central African country, Angola joins the list of countries to join in the fight against the discrimination and criminalization of LGBT persons by signing a law to that effect. On Wednesday, January 23rd, Angola’s parliament adopted it’s first new penal code and removed a provision in its law inherited from its Portuguese colonizers that included… Read More Angola decriminalizes homosexuality, bans discrimination based on Sexual Orientation
1. This is really important, which of course is why it is the first thing up here, as it rules every thought, ideology, perception and action that homophobes and prospective ones live by when it comes to us LGBTQ persons. Which is to have absolutely no/ridiculously minimal knowledge of what it means for people to… Read More Some Easy (recurrent and ignorantly) Tested and Still (sadly) Surviving Ways Of Being a (Nigerian) Homophobe
Gay authors David and Constantino Khalaf, a married couple, have set out to challenge the traditional understanding of Christian marriage in their provocative book Modern Kinship: A Queer Guide to Christian Marriage. “We seek to reaffirm some aspects of marriage and challenge others,” they write. “This is a brave book,” writes a reviewer on Amazon. “It is… Read More Gay Authors Reimagine Christian Marriage in New Book; Modern Kinship
Founded by Chibuihe Achimba and Romeo Oriogun, the intention of Kabaka Magazine is simple; to Amplify Queer Voices in African Literature. Its name gotten from gay 19th-century monarch Kabaka Mwanga II, Kabaka Magazine believes that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex lives are part of the African experience and culture. As such LGBTQI literature is… Read More Kabaka Magazine is amplifying Queer Voices in African Literature
After his sister, Mia Anderson was murdered in 2014 for being a transgender woman, NBA Star, Reggie Bullock, has been a huge supporter of transgender rights. In 2015, Shawn Oliver, her killer, was later acquitted on all counts. In her honour, Reggie has since then, become an advocate for LGBTQ+ rights. A recent 6-minute documentary… Read More This VICE Documentary about Reggie Bullock, the NBA Star Fighting for LGBTQ Equality
In a Rustin Times news article dated 20th of December 2018, it was reported that The Kano Hisbah Corps, a religious police force in Kano state, Nigeria responsible for the enforcement of Sharia Law arrested 11 women for allegedly organizing a same-sex marriage in Sabon Gari area of Fagge Local Government Area. However, in a… Read More Kano Hisbah frees 2 of the women arrested for participating in same – sex marriage
It’s another win for LGBTIQ persons in New York as both houses of the legislature passed bills to ban discrimination based on gender identity and to prohibit the use of conversion therapy on minors. Recorded as a success of 16 years of tenacity, the Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act was passed in 2002, but the Gender… Read More Trans Rights Bill and Conversion Therapy Ban passed in New York
Popularly known for her role as Rue in Hunger Games (2016); Madeline Whittier in Everything, Everything (2017); and Starr Carter in The Hate U Give (2018), Amandla Sternberg is a 20-year-old American actress. The Human Rights Campaign (HRC); the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer Americans,… Read More Human Rights Campaign (HRC) to honor Amandla Sternberg for her fight in LGBTQ Equality.
Founded in 1999, Netsweeper is a privately owned corporation designed to manage the Internet access and activity of Internet users around the world. However, a report from University of Toronto Citizen Lab has revealed that the company is doing a whole lot more than it might have been intended to by partnering with government bodies… Read More Netsweeper, a Canadian company, is censoring LGBT+ content. But, we can put an end to that.