Browsing All posts tagged under »LGBT rights«

You’re good enough when you say you’re good enough – #ColorsRNotShame

October 17, 2017

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You’re good enough only when you believe you’re good enough. Let that thought sink in. Relying on outsiders for validation is a dangerous thing. Yet, that is exactly how society functions. Humans are raised to compete against one another- for the best grades in school, from a very young age to promotions at work. And even more […]

Dykeroad– Six years on

October 10, 2017

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Recently, I was planning a catching up with a former colleague and was thinking of how I would reply her when she asked me the standard, ‘What are you up to these days?’ My thoughts were focused on how to explain that I finally embraced my calling to do some pretty awesome gay shit. It […]

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 […]

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 […]

2011 in LesBian (May to August)

December 24, 2011

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Welcome to part deux of 2011 in LesBian. This quarter had a good level of excitement. Common highlights of the season were the gay pride festivals-a.k.a fantastic excuse to have NSA sex- all over the world. Personal highlight: dreams of getting me and Ellen Page getting it on began to hold water. May SlutWalk The […]