There is a popular saying in the media; there is nothing like bad publicity. Basically when you add the negative and positive response to something, it all counts as visibility. This is why most people are talking about gay rights and in the midst of so many sides and public attention, the deadly homophobic signs… Read More Emmanuel Sadi: 3 deadly modern day homophobic signs to watch out for.
Nigeria’s 2019 presidential election is 7 months away and a lot of the attention has been fixed on the younger Presidential aspirants. Taking his place on the growing list of aspirants and making his political debut is newcomer; Mr Fela Durotoye running under the Alliance for New Nigeria, he joined Laila and Falz to discuss… Read More Presidential aspirant; Fela Durotoye unmasks his homophobia while talking to Falz & Laila ‘On the Couch’.
‘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.
We have all wondered what it would be like if a celebrity or their family came out as gay to the public in Nigeria. How would Nigerians take the news that someone had the guts to let people know gay people walked among them, what would the family response sound like? What angle would the… Read More Dewy Oputa and Charles Oputa are setting LGBT acceptance examples for Nigerian families.
There is so much talk about homosexuality in Africa, must of which is negative. But, the fact still remains that not enough Africans can boast of semi-understanding sexuality and most of the common knowledge in the communities and leaderships are governed by myth. So in a bid to set the record straight we are fighting… Read More 5 current and proven facts about Africa’s shifting gay dynamic.
Twenty of the world’s leading HIV scientists have launched an evidence-based consensus that systematically refutes the rationale for laws that criminalize HIV transmission. The “Expert Consensus Statement on the Science of HIV in the Context of Criminal Law” and an accompanying editorial were published in the Journal of the International AIDS Society (JIAS) today. Concerned that HIV criminalization laws are… Read More HIV Researchers say scientific evidence does not support HIV criminalisation laws
My heart is full. I remember the day vividly. I was on my way to Kenya for an important training for LGBTIQ activists from Kenya, Uganda and Nigeria. It had been a few months since my Media Justice Fellowship by the Bisi Alimi Foundation and it felt like I wasn’t doing enough. I had been… Read More The Rustin Times Celebrates One Year of Telling LGBTIQ Stories
I have read and heard the news. Nice headline, very well schemed story, it is most definitely a honey pot, tonnes of homophobes (and co) will be sure to swarm around in a snap. Well done (?) It is not news what you and a depressingly large number of the Nigerian media do as regards… Read More (not so) Dearest Linda Ikeji
It can be challenging to ask your doctor health questions as a gay man in Africa, but the line between life and death can be avoided with the right few words. FYI there is no disease or virus that exclusively attacks the gay man, anyone can be a victim but let’s focus on the ones… Read More Health Questions every gay person in Africa should be asking.
An openly gay Nigerian man by the name Felix Kalu has shared how he battled with Homophobia before he relocated to the United States. In his open letter, he shares stories of some boys who have been outed by their families and talks about the importance of empowering the gay community. Read his story; How… Read More This openly gay man talks about using empowerment to fight off Homophobia in Nigeria.