One thing you find when you look at most people’s profiles on gay dating apps be it Tinder or Grindr, are their supposed preferences (‘no fats’, ‘no femmes’, ‘whites only’ etc.), followed by ‘sorry its just a preference’ or ‘no offence just my preference.’ Many people tend to think that merely classifying something as… Read More Anthony Jones: Investigate Your Preferences
I am a Nigerian and to a reasonable extent, one who is in the know of what’s obtainable in this country I’ve come to know as home. In light of this, I should not be shocked at some of the stories I hear but on that day when a good friend of mine on this… Read More Delle Daniels: The Ordeal of the Nonconformist
I am tired of straight women crying about how they got married to a gay man. I know you have been done wrong by the universe and a straight man should have found you and made you the wife that God has called you to be but sister I could care less. I mean, there… Read More Tomiwa Yakubu: Save your tears sister! Your homophobia put you in this position
According to Dr Aliyu of NACA 900,000 Nigerians are on HIV Treatment while 700, 000 funding comes from USAID. Let me see if I can break this down, the fact is South Africa has the largest antiretroviral treatment (ART) programme globally and these efforts have been largely financed from its own domestic resources. The country… Read More Ekene Odigwe: Nigeria’s exclusion of the LGBTIQ community from the National HIV discourse
Why is Homosexuality such a taboo? Why is it such a grievous offence so much so that the law officials couldn’t leave judgement for their Supreme Being but had to take the laws into their calloused hands in the first place? What makes homosexuality such a putrid act; much more than rape, paedophilia, bestiality, sexual… Read More Delle Daniels: It’s no sin, Pervert!
This Op-ed is a response to the murder of Giovanni Melton. *** Dear Self-righteous One, At what point did we become so comfortable to raise glasses and hail a man for taking another man’s life? At what point did you decide to mete out judgement if there’s anything like that because one’s sexuality is not… Read More Ekene Odigwe: Dear Self-righteous One
I think one of the biggest things I’ve struggled with is guilt. I’m also positive I’m not the only one. I think I figured out quite early that I wasn’t straight. From my very first year in junior secondary school, I had known but I had dismissed it. The thought alone made my heart pound… Read More Jay Bond: Guilty or Perfect?
“Homosexuality is unnatural!” This has become the mantra of the average anti-gay person in the world, whether or not they understand the meaning behind such statement. Sadly, many people, even homosexuals believe this to be true, hence prompting the need to change or even pray the gay away. These are not exactly irrational people who… Read More Rotimi Chris: Naturally Homosexual
Nigeria is stressing me out! One minute it seems like we are making progress and the next we are back to the same spot. I woke up to the news that 70 young men have been arrested (again) by the Kano Hisbah Corps for planning a gay party. Are you kidding me? First of all,… Read More Tomiwa Yakubu: Stop Arresting Us!
Nigerian Twitter went on a frenzy when it seemed like one of Nigeria’s beloved rappers was taking a stand for the LGBT community. M.I spoke out on an episode of Middle Ground; calling Nigeria’s anti gay law stupid. He alongside April Maey and Wendy Akomolafe-Kalu were discussing the incident were a Taxify driver sexually assaulted… Read More Boye Black: Is M.I Abaga the ally the Nigerian LGBT community needs now?