Category: Non-binary Blog

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Nelson C.JSeptember 30, 2020

Burna Boy vs Sowore: What are the limits to a Nigerian celebrity’s activism?

The recent virtual exchange between Afrobeats star Burna Boy and revolutionary politician Omoyele Sowore has sparked off a range of ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 12, 2020

#DrFunmiNoVex is one other reason why we must stand against false rape accusations

With organizations like the Stand to End Rape (STER), the Mirabel Centre, WARIF and others, the issue of sexual violence ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 12, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 tweets we loved this week

Every week, we round up the best tweets revolving around the themes we explore on the blog. Here are the ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 10, 2020

Lagos residents pay less attention to their mental health and it’s a ticking time bomb

Lagos. Nigeria’s commercial center. That’s it. Maybe we should go from here, but when we remember why our mental health ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 9, 2020

This is what we should focus on in debates of queer people found in heterosexual relationships

In Nigeria, the topic of sexuality is usually met with deafening silence. Rarely does it enter into the realm of ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 9, 2020

See 4 other myths standing in the way of queer liberation

Homophobia has been passed down from generation to generation using unfounded claims and myths. Last week, we covered 5 myths ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 9, 2020

Why Nigerians needs to rethink their stance on homophobia

“They say I use pampers because I’m gay,” a gay man recounts to the Bisi Alimi Foundation in 2017. “They ...

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Nelson C.JSeptember 8, 2020

On #AcquitThe57 and why social media is still the strongest ally for queer Nigerians

About two weeks ago, The Initiative For Equal Rights kick-started a campaign geared at raising awareness around the 57 young ...

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Ifeanyi OgboSeptember 8, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Here’s how we can curb the epidemic of suicide

“Did you really want to die?” “No one commits suicide because they want to die.” “Then why do they do ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 7, 2020

How slut-shaming, patriarchy and victim-blaming enables rape in Nigeria

Last week, a video of a man ‘correcting’ a woman’s attire circulated through twitter. In the video, we do not ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 5, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 tweets we loved this week

Every week, we round up the best tweets revolving around the themes we explore on the blog. Here are the ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 4, 2020

Dating apps are no longer safe spaces for Queer Nigerians

In March 2020, a story of how Utali Ekwensu, a queer man was brutally killed in Nanka, Anambra sent shock ...

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Ifeanyi OgboSeptember 4, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 tweets we loved this week

Every week, we round up the best tweets revolving around the themes we explore on the blog.  Here are some ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 3, 2020

Believe it or not, police brutality against queer Nigerians is injustice to all

Unjustified humiliation, fear and suffering are the outcome of queer lives in Nigeria where the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 3, 2020

These 5 false myths stand in the way of queer liberation in Nigeria

Same-sex. Disgust. Nigerians. That’s the paragraph. Like oral tradition, homophobia has been passed down to even the youngest generation using ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 2, 2020

Conversion therapy creates more mental health problems than we hardly know

A.O was only 13 when she was first beaten with a broom by a pastor during a ‘conversion therapy’ session. ...

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Joanne IkeSeptember 1, 2020

We must expand the boundaries of what we consider feminist issues

The concept of feminism has redefined too many other concepts, change mindsets and upturned stereotypes across the world. You could ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 31, 2020

Once upon a time when Nigerian authors gave queer people a voice

“Understand this if you understand nothing: it is a powerful thing to be seen” ― Akwaeke Emezi, Freshwater More African countries and ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 31, 2020

With COVID-19, rape is becoming an unnoticed endemic

We are winning the fight the coronavirus disease, COVID-19, but oblivious of another disease – one that targets our daughters, ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 29, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 Tweets we loved this week

Every week, we round up the best tweets revolving around the themes we explore on the blog. Here are the ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 28, 2020

Cross-dressers may be paving the way to a more sexuality-tolerant Nigeria

The conservative nature of the Nigerian society leaves little or no room for non-binary debates to get to a positive ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 28, 2020

Fluid sexuality is real and we may have more bisexuals than we know

“We inhabit a world in which we tend to put labels on each other and expect that we will then ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 26, 2020

The possibility of a post-pandemic crisis is here and we are ignorant of it

The worst leveller we have probably had in a decade is the coronavirus disease, COVID-19. It has shattered economies, change ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 25, 2020

Non-binary people deserve all the respect and here’s how to go about it

Contrary to popular belief, non-binary people are not an invention of the 21st century. They have always existed. Yes, some ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 25, 2020

Art stands a viable mental health cure but why do we still ignore this?

On an extraordinary Sunday morning in May, two dozen health workers, donned in scrubs and face masks followed the smooth ...

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Op-Ed EditorAugust 24, 2020

Slavery is still an issue and we will continue the struggle to end it

by Joanne Ike August 23 is the international day of remembrance of the slave trade and its abolition. But even ...

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Joanne IkeAugust 24, 2020

Nigeria’s first lesbian movie, Ìfé, is set to change stereotypes

by Joanne Ike Two women lay curled up in a bed. One gently strokes the hair of the other as ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 22, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: Love letter to the “weirdo” (II)

“It took many years of vomiting up all the filth I’d been taught about myself, and half-believed before I was ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 22, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: 10 tweets we loved this week

Every week, we round up the best tweets revolving around the themes we explore on the blog.  Here are some ...

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Ifeanyi OgboAugust 17, 2020

#YNaijaNonBinary: A simple guide to being an idiot in the 21st century

Being an idiot in the 21st century is quite easy. There are two things you won’t be needing on your ...

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