Tag: LGBTQ

LGBTQ activist, Bisi Alimi wants to own a ‘gay club’ in Mushin

Nigerian Gay activist, Bisi Alimi has announced his plan of owning a gay club in Nigeria.  Alimi disclosed this on his Instastories on Tuesday, when he shared a photo of gay club in Mushin, a traditional Lagos community.  “One day soon, there will be a club named “GAY Lagos” and[Read More…]

“None of this is okay,” – Queer Nigerian, stages a one man protest at the National Assembly, demanding an end to anti-gay law

A queer Nigerian, Victor Emmanuel has gone on an indefinite hunger protest at The National Assembly until the Same-Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act 2013 is repealed. Emmanuel who is a youtuber of the ‘For Fags Sake’ declared the protest in a video he shared on Twitter on Saturday. He said that[Read More…]

Exclusive: Meet Nigerians who are neither men nor women and identify as non-binary

‘It is weird, people are very religious and still say stuff like ‘’are you saying god made a mistake?’’ Persephone, 20, tells me describing the reaction they get when they reveal to someone they are non-binary. This gaslighting and invalidation of one’s gender identity – instinctive as it may be[Read More…]

“The closet was suffocating,” – Read Our EXCLUSIVE on What it feels like to be Gay, Bi-Sexual, Non-Binary in Nigeria

In Nigeria, there is a sweeping sentiment that there isn’t an LGBTQ community in the country.  For many, the passing of the 2013 bill which criminialzed most parts of queer existence in the country equates to a total eradication of the queer community. In reality, the bill simply forced queer[Read More…]

What Does Bisi Alimi’s Pride Parade Mean For The Nigerian Queer Community?

‘Use your head’ is a very popular phrase in Nigeria, one that almost every Nigerian has used at some point. It means ‘be smart’ ‘be cunning’ and for queer Nigerians living in Nigeria ‘use your head’ becomes something a little more. It becomes one of the pillars of queer culture.[Read More…]