Have you ever had a bizarre encounter and realised your WTF reaction to the cause of offence is an exceptional one? I had one such experience recently when, in the wake of more jaw-dropping figures of child-victims in the sixteen-year-old Catholic Church clerical abuse scandal, I posted onto my social feed a cartoon of a… Read More Chiedozie: When there is no frame
For a very long time, LGBTQ activism has been centred on the idea that gay people were born this way; that who we are is as a result of God or biology and not a product of choice. I mean, who would choose to be gay right? Who would choose to live a life condemned… Read More Anthony Jones: Does It Really Matter If We Were Born This Way?
I write this piece as an increasingly proud gay Nigerian man who has been through various phases of the gay-self-acceptance. I went through the discovery phase of knowing there’s such a thing as the deplorable group of people known as homosexuals and that I was, indeed, one of them. From there I went through, for… Read More Rotimi Chris: We all have to come out
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.
You read the title right, I am asking questions and answering them by myself. Ignore the question you are asking yourself about my mental state because the conversation is what’s important. We currently don’t have enough people asking questions and talking about gay rights in Nigeria so keep scrolling to read my desperate attempt at… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: A Q&A (with myself) about gay rights in Nigeria.
Concerning arguments on social media platforms (Facebook, especially) about the rights and lifestyle choices of LGBT+ people in Ghana, and any other place for that matter, I have noticed that a lot of the people who aren’t for it are quick to build their arguments around how ‘unnatural’ and ‘disgusting’ they think sexual activities between… Read More Taleeb Omari: Gay Sex is Valid
There are somethings that no one is expected to admit to in Nigeria. Perhaps being gay is on the very top of this list of things, well above being a fraud or taking bribes or raping children in the name of marriage. Even when you have family and friends that know you’re gay, they expect… Read More Ani Kayode Somtochukwu: To Speak of Colours
In May, The Rustin Times published a story on how Denrele Edun was assaulted at a bar in Lagos because he was perceived to be gay. After reading the article, I checked out his Instagram page to follow up and see how others would react in the comment section. A train of thought I came… Read More Anthony Jones: No! Homophobes are not Homosexuals stuck in the closet
To say Nigeria’s media industry is a beacon of hope would be the biggest fallacy of the century. In a bid to continue the tradition of misguided reporting, Mr Ayo Onikoyi of Nigeria’s Vanguard Newspaper comes for Bobrisky, a popular celebrity cross dresser, with obvious attempts to out her and call on the attention of… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: Vanguard’s Entertainment Editor attacks Bobrisky with a log in his eye.
One of the most hilarious misconceptions about gay people in Africa is that they are all considered outsiders, and I say hilarious because it is funny that people don’t realize LGBT persons are their family members, friends and colleagues. Let me simplify it, your brother, your sister, you best friend, your cousin, your dad, your… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: You broke bread with a gay person.