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Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

Survey: What do Nigerians really think and know about homosexuality?

In January this year, President Goodluck Jonathan signed the Anti-Same Sex Marriage Prohibition Act into law. According to a NOI Polls survey conducted in June 2013, 92% of Nigerians support the legislation, giving Nigeria the second-highest rate of non-acceptance of homosexuality out of 45 countries surveyed.  This apparent homophobia is at variance with Google analytics,

Friday, April 25th, 2014

News from Nigeria

I told my son that he would get his first sense of things as soon as we boarded the flight. Planes bound for Lagos, I told him, were filled with black people and not just in economy...

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Africa has always been more Queer than generally acknowledged

Homosexuality is also often depicted as an import from the deviant West. But the African Continent has always been more queer than generally acknowledged; it has always rainbow-hazed into such a range of sexualities that it is...

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Brokeback Iceberg

Everyone loves an African animal story. People get terribly upset when African animals are declared extinct (as was the Western Black rhino, last week), but when we see this video about saving the black rhinos, using helicopters,...

Thursday, March 24th, 2011

Video: Homosexuality is African

The 46-minute video of the recent BBC World “Debate” with the unfortunate title: “Is Homosexuality Un-African?” It is of course as African as sadza, ugali, nsima, asaro and pap. The show was recorded in Johannesburg, South Africa....

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