Since September, Grindr has been running the #KindrGrindr campaign to tackle racism, discrimination, bullying and fat shaming not just on the app but in the LGBTIQ community. They have released various videos with various users sharing their experiences on the app. Check out the latest video below
We at The Rustin Times are always excited to partner with NGOs across the African continent working towards creating a continent that is equal, inclusive and diverse. To this end, we have partnered with Jeunialissime, an NGO from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. They are also using the media to change the way young people… Read More Introducing a new French Podcast from Congo, Jeuniafrica
Last week, I decided to walk out of the closet and since then, my life has never remained the same. I’ve been met with messages of support as well as hateful wishes and death threats. I’ve inspired many and also disappointed some, especially strangers. At a very young age, I always knew I was different,… Read More Daniel Asaya: You are the problem, not my sexuality
LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) South Africans are calling for the Cape Town High Court to take action against hate pastor Oscar Bougardt for flagrantly contravening a hate speech court order. A petition, launched just a few days ago, has seen more than 2,600 people signing up to demand that the preacher be jailed… Read More South Africa’s LGBT community demands Cape Town hate pastor be jailed
For us at The Rustin Times it is very important to celebrate various platforms using the media as a tool for advocacy for issues surrounding our community. For years, LGBTIQ Africans have had their stories distorted by the mainstream media. Sometimes it is because they don’t know better but sometimes it is usually because the… Read More LGBTIQ Africans have a voice with the AfroQueer Podcast
“Are you mad? Why did you kiss me in front of her? What if she saw us? I said, angrily, afraid and alarmed. “Because I wanted to, and I don’t think she even saw us, if she did, she wouldn’t say anything. She is my friend, and I will make sure she doesn’t say anything.”… Read More National Coming Out Day: Bandy Kiki Shares her Story
Simply because it isn’t. While this might suffice as explanation enough, I do think it is important to talk about this a bit more. This mentality, although not statistically proven, through extensive personal experiences and objective observations, is sadly what the average Nigerian gay man believes. While sex is crucial to humans who are down… Read More Dear Royals, This is Why You Cannot Afford To Still Consider Being Gay a “Game”.
There is a popular saying in the media; there is nothing like bad publicity. Basically when you add the negative and positive response to something, it all counts as visibility. This is why most people are talking about gay rights and in the midst of so many sides and public attention, the deadly homophobic signs… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: 3 deadly modern day homophobic signs to watch out for.
Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election is 7 months away and a lot of the attention has been fixed on the younger Presidential aspirants. Taking his place on the growing list of aspirants and making his political debut is newcomer; Mr Fela Durotoye running under the Alliance for New Nigeria, he joined Laila and Falz to discuss… Read More Presidential aspirant; Fela Durotoye unmasks his homophobia while talking to Falz & Laila ‘On the Couch’.
‘Coming out’ stories have helped propel gay rights issues internationally as we’ve seen in the case of Ellen DeGeneres, Elton John, Jodie Forster, Frank Ocean and many others. Even though there are a lot of inspiring stories in the community, celebrity coming out stories make more impact because they bring more focus to the issues.… Read More #TRTExclusive: Dewy Oputa speaks on coming out and LGBT representation in Nigeria.