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
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
Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate; Bisi Alimi, gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out of the closet on television in 2004 as a guest on Funmi Iyanda’s show New Dawn with Funmi, a talk show on NTA. 14 years later he talks about his life as a gay man and how things went… Read More Watch Bisi Alimi narrate how things fell apart for him after he came out.
‘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.
In a recent interview, pop sensation; Troye Sivan opened up about coming out and understanding his attraction to men. In totally relatable terms he talks about how the revelation hit him so hard, it actually made him feel sick. The 22-year-old South-African born Australian singer spoke to Attitude and talked about his early gay days and the… Read More Troye Sivan talks “New Relationship” and how he cried when he found out he was gay.
It has been an interesting year for us at The Rustin Times. We launched our website this year and the feedback we have gotten has been amazing. We have had over 10,000 page views since our launch in July and we owe it all to your support. While we understand that there has been inconsistencies… Read More Owode Arrest, MI Abaga, Johannesburg Pride. Here are the stories that made headlines in 2017
He gained international fame when his cover of Lady Gaga’s Paparazzi went viral landing him an appearance on Ellen. Since then, Greyson Chance has gone on to achieve mainstream success. But now Chance is revealing something he has kept to himself for a while. He is gay. In a lengthy Instagram post, the 19 year… Read More Greyson Chance Comes Out as Gay