News

This video criticizes the SSMPA and calls to make “Make Nigeria Gay Again”

It is no secret that Nigeria’s media industry sits on the fence or antagonizes gay rights issue but a media company in Nigeria has released a video that explains the country’s Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Law and the damage it does. Bringing a very rare opposition to the country’s most controversial law. The almost 40-minute long… Read More This video criticizes the SSMPA and calls to make “Make Nigeria Gay Again”

Nele's Thoughts

Eighteen Things I Did Before I Turned Eighteen: An Alternative Spin To Growing Up Gay In Nigeria

*Found myself in the most organic way possible, like I playfully kissed a boy at a birthday party in his house, and everyone clapped, cheered, and basically found it adorably funny. *Grew up with that memory, not as a chanced mystery never to be forgotten, but a medley of the unperturbed budding of my soul.… Read More Eighteen Things I Did Before I Turned Eighteen: An Alternative Spin To Growing Up Gay In Nigeria

Community, News

Are you LGBT and Nigerian? One Action Foundation wants you to participate in an exciting campaign

One Action Foundation is currently working on a new web series and are calling on Nigeria’s LGBTQ community to share their powerful stories. The videos will be human-centric, create connection, raise awareness and hopefully break barriers of stigma, silence and shame. Each episode will address issues like being in the closet, intimate partner violence, suicide and living… Read More Are you LGBT and Nigerian? One Action Foundation wants you to participate in an exciting campaign

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

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Owode Arrest, MI Abaga, Johannesburg Pride. Here are the stories that made headlines in 2017

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

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

Community, Op-Ed

Jide Macaulay: A response to the wave of homophobia in Nigeria #OwodeArrest

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