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
Homophobia is a hot topic in Nigeria and the commentary of Nigerian television presenter and journalist, Harry Itie on some of the jokes by comedians Bovi and Akpororo is timely. To refresh your memory, here watch them below Akpororo Wow and everybody laughed. The guy he was talking about died of Cancer, do you know… Read More Harry Itie on Bovi and Akpororo’s homophobic jokes
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
Just think for a moment: what if the equation is reversed and gays are hunting down, kidnapping, stigmatizing and raping straight people? Of course, the government would come to the rescue, arrest everything that smells of homosexuality in the country, slap a 14-year jail price-tag on them while you go back home, in your broken… Read More Adefolami Ademola: What if straight guys were the ones hunted?
Chika Amadi, a Labour Councillor who sits on the Harrow council has been suspended for her homophobic comments on Social Media. According to The Guardian UK, she called Pride Marchers “paedophiles” and threatened to unleash the “burning anger” of God on her critics. A spokesperson for the Labour Party said she has been suspended and is… Read More Labour Councillor Chika Amadi suspended following homophobic comments
In the past few years since the passing of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act 2013, a wave of violence entrenched in absolute ignorance and oppression has been unleashed on the gay community. However, things are worse now. In the past few days, there have been stories of abuses in Nigeria. First, a video was… Read More Jide Macaulay: A response to the wave of homophobia in Nigeria #OwodeArrest
It is often argued that God is love. That without love, the idea of or the person of God becomes incomplete. This particular argument is backed by citations to the new testament where Christ declared love as the greatest commandment with a promise. “Love your neighbor as you love yourself,” the bible declares. This declaration… Read More Kenneth Osakwe: When Love Becomes A Tool for Homophobia