One of the most hilarious misconceptions about gay people in Africa is that they are all considered outsiders, and I say hilarious because it is funny that people don’t realize LGBT persons are their family members, friends and colleagues. Let me simplify it, your brother, your sister, you best friend, your cousin, your dad, your… Read More You broke bread with a gay person.
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
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
Today is the 2018 International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia #idahot2018, as the majority of Africans pride themselves in not being able to tolerate LGBT persons, we would like to shine a spotlight on the effects of Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia and why it’s not just gay people that suffer. With this year’s #idahot2018… Read More #idahot2018: Homophobia, Biphobia, Transphobia and the Horrifying Impact on Africa and straight people.
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
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