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Manoeuvring Queer in Nigeria is Like Learning to Parallel Park

December 6, 2012

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I have now been in Nigeria for over a little over a month and while the overall experience of catching up with family has been wonderful, a number of things have also happened that have ticked the queer in me off. I am learning with time how to react to some of them and exploring […]

Queer Family Relations

April 9, 2012

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 What to do about tensions that have been caused by automatically assuming that your Nigerian extended family will be hostile to you for being queer?    A lot of people talk about the terrible things that they have suffered at the hands of family members for being queer or same-sex loving. This article is not […]

“Zhe: [Noun] undefined reviewed” – Not Just Another Gay Play

March 17, 2012

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I was lucky enough to see ‘Zhe: [noun] undefined‘, a performance piece created by Chuck Mike,  Artistic Director of Collective Artistes, Antonia Kemi Coker and Tonderai Munyevu. Collective Artistes is a theatre production company that produces socially relevant plays that tell the stories of the African Diaspora. Their newest creation Zhe follows the lives of two […]

Unlocking the Queer in Me: my journey from Goldstar lesbian to all embracing queer

January 12, 2012

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Written by Avery Parks (also known as “Friend 2” in “Will Lesbian ever stop being a dirty word?”) I now identify as ‘queer’ and I’m completely at ease with this description of myself. When I first came out I identified as ‘gay’. That was when I was 14 years old. When I got to university at […]