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“My body is strong but my soul is stronger,” Jussie Smollett speaks about the attack

About a week after the racist and homophobic attack on actor, Jussie Smollett, he has released his first statement to reassure everyone that he’s recovering and thankful for the support he’s received over the last few days. As earlier reported on the Rustin Times, Jussie Smollett was stopped while reportedly exiting a Subway restaurant in… Read More “My body is strong but my soul is stronger,” Jussie Smollett speaks about the attack

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

Community, Op-Ed

Emmanuel Sadi: 3 deadly modern day homophobic signs to watch out for.

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.

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This openly gay man talks about using empowerment to fight off Homophobia in Nigeria.

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.

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Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) struggles with internalized homophobia

As one of Nigeria’s biggest exports, Nollywood prides itself on expressing the stories that reflect the cultures and way of life of its citizens. It is however disturbing that the industry has failed to accurately or even partially reflect the struggles of its LGBTQ community, this hasn’t stopped Nollywood from suffering the effects of Nigeria’s… Read More Nigeria’s movie industry (Nollywood) struggles with internalized homophobia

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Nigerian TV Presenter, Harry Itie shares lessons learnt from #Idahot2018

Nigerian Television Presenter, Harry Itie is addressing homophobia on a new episode of his vlog. Following comments made on his social media after he share a link to our #Idahot2018 article, the award winning presenter is speaking out against homophobia; emphasising that homophobia affects everyone in the larger society and not just the LGBT community. Watch… Read More Nigerian TV Presenter, Harry Itie shares lessons learnt from #Idahot2018