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Watch 'Defiance: Voices of a New Generation' here

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Defiance is a documentary on the Nigerian LGBT+ experience by The Rustin Times in partnership with Love Matters Naija.

Why Pride is important to Queer Nigerians

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This year marks the 50th anniversary of pride month since its inception in 1970. Though pride originated in the United States, people, organizations, and brands all over the world now celebrate pride as an affirmative declaration of queerness.

How to support a queer person when they come out

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In this article, we will use "queer" as an umbrella term for every member of the LGBTQ community which includes lesbians, gays, bisexual, transgender, pansexual, asexual and other non-heterosexual orientations.

5 tips on how to combat gay shame

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Being gay and living in a country like Nigeria where homophobia has been institutionalized through its Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Act (SSMPA) means often looking over your shoulders and living in perpetual fear,

What it means to be Asexual and Nigerian

Sexual Orientation
From the time Yinka was 16 years old, he already had a strong feeling that something was different. Even though a majority of his hormone-led secondary school friends had begun to brazenly explore their sexualities and the gratification that came from varying sexual activities, Yinka just wasn’t roused by the thought or desire to have sex.

Importance of safe spaces for queer people

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We hear and say often that human beings are social animals, but do we really understand what it means?

A Queer Activist opens up on homophobia in Nigeria

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“I have the power to make any decision I want over my body”, Matthew Blaise, a young queer advocate based in Lagos shares his experience about homophobia in Nigeria.

What is Demisexuality?

Sexual Orientation
Sexuality is diverse as humans are and some Nigerians have used the term Demisexual to self identify. So what is demisexuality? It is when a person is sexually attracted to someone they share a strong emotional connection with.