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”

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”

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”

Classism in the queer community is in the way of queer liberation in Nigeria | How to smash heteropatriarchy by Ado Aminu

It was one of those conversations you feel is expanding in its depth but the edge of whose breadth you feel right before you settle into the healthy nuance you know it has the potential to have. We are at a party, standing in a semi-circle with loud music thumping in the background, we areContinue reading “Classism in the queer community is in the way of queer liberation in Nigeria | How to smash heteropatriarchy by Ado Aminu”

God And The Queer Question by Kayode Ani

Recently, the Vatican’s doctrinal office issued a ruling reiterating that catholic priests aren’t allowed to bless same-sex unions. “God does not and cannot bless sin,” the edict said. This came as a response to multiple dioceses across the world sending in questions on whether they were allowed to bless same-sex unions after a documentary apparentlyContinue reading “God And The Queer Question by Kayode Ani”