Category: Non-binary Blog

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Ado AminuApril 16, 2021

3 Muslims on how the culture of public humiliation for not fasting changed how they feel about Ramadan

On 10 April, just days ahead of the commencement of Ramadan, I wrote this piece calling upon world leaders who ...

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Ado AminuApril 15, 2021

Child Protection in Nigeria is making progress but not fast enough

The Katsina House of assembly in collaboration with Non Governmental Organisation (NGO), Save the Children International, embarked on a translation ...

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Ado AminuApril 13, 2021

The online harassment of Ezra Olubi is confirmation that we are the monsters we complain about

When actor and fashion consultant Denola Grey tweeted about the recent controversial music video by American pop star, Lil Nas ...

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Ado AminuApril 12, 2021

On family | The LGBT+ experience

Social ostracism is perhaps the strongest tool in the arsenal of exclusionary societies. It says, “If you do this or ...

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Ado AminuApril 8, 2021

#Edo2020: 8 Months pregnant Gold medalist being under scrutiny raises many questions

A heavily pregnant Nigerian athlete, Aminat Idrees, has won Taekwondo gold medal following her victory at the ongoing National Sports ...

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Ado AminuApril 8, 2021

Nigeria still has a drug addiction problem | Why social attitudes need to change

A viral video of young people high out of their minds from the use of illicit drugs makes the rounds ...

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Ado AminuApril 7, 2021

“There is more to human sexuality than sex” – From the lost diary of an asexual

The notion of sexuality being a spectrum is one that is yet to fully catch on in Nigeria. If you ...

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Ado AminuApril 6, 2021

The ache of silence | Intimate partner violence in LGBT+ relationships

It is an open secret that the laws against same-sex relationships notwithstanding LGBT+ people find ways to love in Nigeria. ...

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Ado AminuApril 6, 2021

A jail-break card in perpetuity for abusers | Dissecting the Pete Edochie interview

Unless you have not been paying attention lately, you must have come across the recent spike in nuggets of ancient ...

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Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

Daughters of Eve | Inside the lives of Lagos sex workers

“You see that word Ashewo, I hate it!” Gift, a sex worker. It is a daredevil attempt arguing that you ...

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Ado AminuApril 1, 2021

Women intend to boycott Twitter to protest against misogyny and harassment

There could be a Twitter boycott on April 9, 2021 as women call for an end to online misogynistic attacks ...

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Ado AminuMarch 31, 2021

Trans Day of Visibility | What it means to live and love as a transwoman in Nigeria (A true story)

In celebration of Trans Day of Visibility, we interviewed transfeminist activist, Somi, on what it is like to live and ...

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Ado AminuMarch 31, 2021

‘Accused of blasphemy and burnt to ashes’ | The tragic tale of Talle Mai Ruwa

In case you missed it, Talle Mai Ruwa is the latest victim of fanatical religiosity (blasphemy), only he doesn’t make ...

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Ado AminuMarch 30, 2021

Suicide is on the rise and all we have is a mindless political leadership

How do you convince a government to declare a state of emergency on the increasing rate of suicide? Specifically, how ...

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Ado AminuMarch 29, 2021

3 years after the Disability Act became law, accessibility is still less than ideal

In a commendable win for people with hearing impairment, Nigeria’s federal government, in February, ordered the National Broadcasting Commission (NBC) ...

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Ado AminuMarch 29, 2021

Why affirmative action is needed to close the workplace gender gap

There was pandemonium on Twitter last week following a tweet by a new generation bank announcing an internship opportunity for ...

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Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

The selective activism of Nigerian celebrities has been called to question thanks to Lil Nas X

If you haven’t heard of the latest video from openly gay American rapper, Lil Nas X, by now then that ...

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Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

#HerStory|”I am trapped in a loop of pain” – 34-year-old Samirah shares how she was forced to marry her rapist

Nigeria declared a state of emergency on sexual and gender-based violence last year following the rape and murder of 22-year-old ...

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Ado AminuMarch 26, 2021

The plight of the Trans and Intersex double-minority communities needs emergency address

When we talk about the continuing discrimination faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and other sexual and gender (LGBT+) minorities ...

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Ado AminuMarch 24, 2021

3 LGBT+ Nigerians share the story of their gay awakening

“The onus shouldn’t be on queer people to come out,” said YNaija’s Bernard Dayo while responding to this piece we ...

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Ado AminuMarch 22, 2021

YouTuber Victor Emmanuel is protesting against the SSMPA with a hunger strike. How will it play out?

Nigerian YouTuber, Victor Emmanuel, popularly known as VicWonder has gone on indefinite hunger strike in a protest calling for the ...

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Ado AminuMarch 19, 2021

3 LGBT+ Nigerians share what inspired them to come out of the closet

Human beings have an ever expanding list of wants, these things vary from person to person and more often than ...

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Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

#HerStory Series: “I regret nothing”| 47-year-old Sex Worker shares on leaving her parents to start a new life

Art, it is said, imitates life. Sometimes, the opposite is the case, and when this happens, we gasp and ponder ...

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Ado AminuMarch 18, 2021

Kanye West is a successful ‘mad person’ | What this means for people living with mental illness in Nigeria

There are a thousand and one reasons to centre conversation today around America’s richest ever black billionaire, Kanye West. For ...

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Omoleye OmoruyiMarch 18, 2021

The rape case at Covenant University proves that the genesis of rape is men

Prevalence of conversation on women’s rights to equal dignity in our public discourse may make us entertain the notion that ...

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Op-Ed EditorMarch 17, 2021

Exploring gender through the viewpoint of Igbo Spirituality

by Obinna Tony-Francis Ochem There is a story told of Area Scatter, a crossdresser who played an ornamental thumb piano ...

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Ado AminuMarch 16, 2021

The Catholic church decree against same-sex unions | What it means for LGBT+ Catholics

The Catholic Church Monday said in a decree that the church cannot sanction gay marriage since God “cannot bless sin.” ...

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Op-ed EditorMarch 16, 2021

#IWD2021 Special: Reflections on time and gender by a nonbinary woman

By Alexandra Maduagwu In many ways, this [life] journey has always been about finding and naming myself. Looking back, there ...

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Ado AminuMarch 14, 2021

Benevolent patriarchy, sexual assault | Non-binary tweets we saw this week on Nigeria Twitter

As public discourse in Nigeria continues to find its way to topics hitherto considered taboo, we continue to document it. ...

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