Community, News

“Leave the country or face persecution,” A Nigerian police officer tells gay persons

Mrs. Dolapo Badmos, the Chief Superintendent and spokeswoman for the Lagos State Police Command in a recent statement warned gay persons in the country to leave the country or be persecuted. This statement was made on her personal Instagram account on Thursday, 17th January 2019. “If you are homosexually inclined,” she wrote. “Nigeria is not… Read More “Leave the country or face persecution,” A Nigerian police officer tells gay persons

Arts, Community, News

Olumide Makanjuola and Jude Dibia team up on soon-to-be-released book; Queer Men’s Narrative

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

Community, News

Angola decriminalizes homosexuality, bans discrimination based on Sexual Orientation

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

Nele's Thoughts, Op-Ed

Some Easy (recurrent and ignorantly) Tested and Still (sadly) Surviving Ways Of Being a (Nigerian) Homophobe

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

News

Rainbow Riots – from the world’s most anti-gay countries to the Pride stage

Released June 16, 2017, Rainbow Riots, the album, composed by Petter Wallenberg and featuring queer voices from some of the world’s most dangerous places for LGBTQ people. The first single ‘Equal Rights’ is part of the UN’s ‘Global Goals’ Campaign, released May 17. Rainbow Riots is a new album of music featuring LGBTQ artists from… Read More Rainbow Riots – from the world’s most anti-gay countries to the Pride stage

Community, News

Gay Authors Reimagine Christian Marriage in New Book; Modern Kinship

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

Arts, Community, News

Kabaka Magazine is amplifying Queer Voices in African Literature

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

News, Pop Culture

Singer and Actor, Nakhane Touré releases music video for ‘New Brighton’

Popularly known for his role in 2017 movie, Inexba (The Wound), Nakhane Touré is a South African actor, author and singer. His music, a blend of soul and synth pop deal with identity, sexuality and the religion he’s disavowed. In an interview with Fader, Nakhane Touré says that “New Brighton” was written back in 2013… Read More Singer and Actor, Nakhane Touré releases music video for ‘New Brighton’