Thursday, April 22, 2021
  “We are able to have a safe space where we can discuss equality for LGBTQ+ Nigerians, which is a fantastic thing. But let's remember our brothers and sisters in the North, for whom merely daring to love in secrecy...
A few months ago, at a commemorative event for the 25th anniversary of the Beijing Conference, I introduced myself to a room full of Nigerian feminists aged 18 to 80 as “a queer feminist writer.” I hadn’t planned to...
For every generation, there exists a code; a set of norms passed on by the predecessors, so that society may continue on a certain trajectory. But we know that many of these norms are, at best, generalisations—at the individual...
I met J. in first year, A. in third year, H. in final year, and then E. after National Youth Service, a time when I was in mental reformation, re-gathering myself for real life. J was my classmate, but...
Fluidity is the core of our spectacularly multiple experiences and existences. If life is a one-dimensional spectrum, its only extremes are life and death; everything else is up for grabs. Which begs the question: who is grabbing? Not the...
For much of our recent past, the year 2020 was held as a symbol of futurism in collective imagination. We had various visions for this era: where the world would be, what human rights would be afforded to us...
In primary school, I had this teacher. I don’t remember her name but if you ask me to close my eyes and think of her, I’d see three things: One, a beautiful pastel green pencil skirt she would often...
Ally - A person who supports and advocates for LGBTQ rights and equality. This person is usually cisgender and heterosexual. Androgyne/Androgynous - A person who appears neither clearly masculine nor clearly feminine. Asexual - A lack of sexual attraction to others...
In a tweet that has since garnered over twenty-two thousand likes, four thousand two hundred retweets, and over seven hundred comments, tweeter user @vincentdesmond_ made a tweet calling for a queer Nigerian thread. In response, the queers got in...
Dandelion Eghosa is a non-binary visual artist who works out of Africa and explores queer themes through multi-media art that incorporates photography, filmmaking, analogue collage, embroidery and painting. They first gained prominence in the Nigerian art mainstream when they...