Browsing All posts tagged under »LGBT politics«

Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!

June 21, 2016

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The entire week has been a moving week for my family and I. I stumbled on my old stonewall T-shirt and I suddenly understood the meaning of the message ‘Some People Are Gay. Get Over It!’ We just moved to a new house and the move has been really bittersweet and nostalgic. I found so many […]

My Two Loves

August 3, 2013

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My very first love has grey eyes. She loves sports and all things fitness, is kind and compassionate, utterly ambitious and is god’s gift to women in bed. My second love has deep brown eyes surrounded by a flutter of long eyelashes. She thinks her eyes are her best feature but I think her bum wins […]

Interview With Maker of Sagba, a Film on Being Gay and Nigerian

March 24, 2013

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Last Sunday, I had the chance to have a lovely conversation with Teju Oluokun, a Nigerian London-based filmmaker who has just released Sagba, a docu-style short film about being gay and Nigeria. Sagba means struggle in Yoruba, one of the local languages spoken in Nigeria. We spoke about Teju’s motivation behind making the film and […]

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 […]

Adrienne Rich Is Dead

March 29, 2012

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I read the news this morning via Twitter.  I discovered Rich during one of my school’s reading weeks. Her writing was very unrelated to the reading list I should have been tackling but I had decided to spend my time reading Lesbian Feminist authors. I have probably read “Compulsory Heterosexuality and the Lesbian Existence”  about 7 […]

“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 […]

Is “Coming Out” Necessary?

February 7, 2012

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How did you come out? And why did you decide to do it when you did? In this post I share 2 coming out stories before addressing the question ‘is coming out necessary?’ The first coming out story is Shannon’s and the second is mine. Shannon writes a really cool blog called “So You Want […]