Op-Ed

Peter Okeugo: Can anything good come out of Nazareth – LGBT Nigeria? #IWD2018

Nathaniel said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” This is a passage from the Holy Bible, John 1:46. It portrays how Nazareth, a minority community and the hometown of Jesus, was looked down on during the time of Jesus. No one believed anything good could… Read More Peter Okeugo: Can anything good come out of Nazareth – LGBT Nigeria? #IWD2018

Op-Ed

Alumbugu Basiru: Nigeria’s Homophobia is Self-destructive

The hardening of homophobic nationalism in settings such as Nigeria forces us to question how and why compulsory homophobia is deployed as a form of moral discipline that is made to seem compatible with modernity. Peace is not the absence of conflicts or differences, but the ability to tolerate ‘conflicting interests’. Tolerance, or in this… Read More Alumbugu Basiru: Nigeria’s Homophobia is Self-destructive

Op-Ed

Nele Anju: Firmly Fem

To find a safe -sometimes unaccommodating- space between being thoroughly feminine and ostentatiously masculine has played out over the years of enlightenment is a miracle. Or not. For a boy who grew up in one of Nigeria’s abounding conservative households without the littlest reception to gender fluidity, I was brought not just to the focus… Read More Nele Anju: Firmly Fem

Community, Op-Ed, Politics

Ekene Odigwe: Nigeria’s exclusion of the LGBTIQ community from the National HIV discourse

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