Transphobia: A Global Pandemic We Need to Abolish Immediately by Jan 

The belief that queerness is not African is a myth, as queer and trans people have existed and will continue to exist on the continent of Africa. This belief that queerness and transness are western imports have perpetuated harm and violence done to queer and trans people, backed by laws that are based on specificContinue reading ” Transphobia: A Global Pandemic We Need to Abolish Immediately by Jan “

The Oasis Project is bridging the gap in access to binders in Nigeria

by Ayotemitide Nabila Using chest binders is one way for some Trans, Non-binary and Gender Nonconforming people to affirm their identities. Many Trans and Non-binary people suffer from gender and body dysphoria and more specifically chest dysphoria. Chest binding is especially used by Trans men and Non-binary people to flatten their breasts which helps reduceContinue reading “The Oasis Project is bridging the gap in access to binders in Nigeria”

AN ATTACK ON THE QUEER BODY IS AN ATTACK ON THE ECONOMY; AN EXPLORATION OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HOMOPHOBIA

*Ryan, The Protean. The World Bank proves 40 percent of Nigeria’s total population lives below the country’s poverty line of 137,430 naira ($381.75). Over the current administration, the middle-class has shrunk from 38% to 10%. With purchasing power burning out faster than most Nigerian Idol winners, Nigerians have a problem. In this essay, we willContinue reading “AN ATTACK ON THE QUEER BODY IS AN ATTACK ON THE ECONOMY; AN EXPLORATION OF THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC IMPACT OF HOMOPHOBIA”

How State Sponsored Homophobia Affects Women

by Anana Christopher Nigeria’s laws, as with her deeply rooted cultural and religious norms, are extremely discriminatory towards women. This is in a society where women are generally seen as a sexual minority; in fact, to most people, they are just an extension of the male sex who exist to cater to the needs ofContinue reading “How State Sponsored Homophobia Affects Women”

Liberty or death – it is this or nothing for queer Nigerians

By Ado Aminu There is a theory that was once the reign I trusted to lead my life to some conclusion – whole if not satisfied. It goes thus, ‘if you just live your life quietly enough, pick the occasional lover now and then with careful precision, you will be just fine.’ I learned thatContinue reading “Liberty or death – it is this or nothing for queer Nigerians”

All Nigerians Are Impacted by The Government Sanction of Homophobia Through SSMPA

by Chinelo Anyadiagwu (They/Them) On Privilege: It would be an incredible breach of ethics to not mention that I live in the United States. I was born and raised – until secondary school – in Nigeria. I am Queer, and I plan to live in Nigeria as soon as I can afford to do so There are a fewContinue reading “All Nigerians Are Impacted by The Government Sanction of Homophobia Through SSMPA”

We asked six Queer Nigerians what pride means to them and the things they are doing to celebrate and affirm themselves and their community this month.

For years, pride month has been a celebration of LGBTQIA+ people all over the world, our history, our struggles and how far we’ve come in our fight. For countries where homosexuality is legal, Pride is a big and colorful celebration where every queer person celebrates themselves and their community. Here in Nigeria pride has mostlyContinue reading “We asked six Queer Nigerians what pride means to them and the things they are doing to celebrate and affirm themselves and their community this month.”

“It was a dangerous and glorious existence overall. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” Older Gay Nigerians Share Navigating Love Back In The Days By Ado Aminu

“There is something about love, it doesn’t go away because you’re unable to express it.” If like me you’re often possessed by the curiosity to be able to picture from close observation of the lives of older queer Nigerians what your own life could look like in years to come this is for you. OneContinue reading ““It was a dangerous and glorious existence overall. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.” Older Gay Nigerians Share Navigating Love Back In The Days By Ado Aminu”

GHANA LGBT COMMUNITY IS ORGANIZING A TWITTER PROTEST

GHANA LGBT COMMUNITY IS ORGANIZING A TWITTER PROTEST ON WED, 31ST OF MARCH, to show dismay over the shutting down of  LGBTRIGHTSGhana office space and the increased dehumanization of LGBTQ  people in Ghana.    In early 2018, LGBTRightsGhana (LRG) gave a glimmer of hope to queer activism in Ghana. Alex Kofi Donkor started LGBTQ rights GhanaContinue reading “GHANA LGBT COMMUNITY IS ORGANIZING A TWITTER PROTEST”

Cooking Laughter in My Stomach by Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim

I had always thought of it as a pretty white dress. But now that I think about it, maybe it wasn’t that pretty. Actually, it wasn’t. It was one of those hideous mary-amaka dresses with puffy sleeves that made 90s babies hate their mothers. The ones that itched behind the neck and made you wantContinue reading “Cooking Laughter in My Stomach by Uyaiedu Ikpe-Etim”