Quantcast

Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 31 2013

KINDLY SIGN THIS PETITION: SAY NO TO NIGERIA’S JAIL THE GAYS BILL.

RESIZED

Kindly sign Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws’ petition to urge President Goodluck Jonathan not to sign the Jail the Gays bill into law. Petition- https://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/president-goodluck-jonathan-don-t-sign-the-jail-the-gays-bill-into-law To: PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN, President Federal Republic of Nigeria NIGERIAN LAWMAKERS, Legislators SEN. DAHIRU UMARU- HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE, CHAIRPERSON- HUMAN RIGHTS COMMITTEE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, …

Continue reading »

May 31 2013

PRESS STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF NIGERIA’S ‘JAIL THE GAYS’ BILL.

PRESS STATEMENT- http://wp.me/p1YdPM-9f Nigeria LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex Laws unequivocally condemns the passing of the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition bill by the Nigerian House of Representatives. The draconian bill was passed in a voice vote on Thursday 30 May, 2013 by members of the House of Representatives. The bill stipulates a 14 years …

Continue reading »

May 31 2013

ON NIGERIA’S SAME SEX MARRIAGE PROHIBITION BILL

There are ongoing legislative attempts in Nigeria and Uganda to further restrict sexuality rights. There is a clamour for the removal and also the strengthening of sodomy laws inherited by Commonwealth countries in Africa. However, the call for sexuality rights in Africa by the international community is seen as another colonial invasion by many Africans. …

Continue reading »

May 29 2013

Organising Sex Workers Within Mainstream Labour Movement

rights1

The controversy of whether “sex work” can be defined and treated as real work or not is one that evokes a lot of emotion and sentiments. This is not surprising because the answer to this will determine whether or not this area of “Work” deserves to be acknowledged and given as much legal and social …

Continue reading »

May 28 2013

WHY I SPEAK OUT AGAINST RELIGION

318312_493725470638224_631418297_n

As I have always maintained, I do not care if believers worship a blue-eyed blonde semi-naked Jew nailed to a cross, a bearded dessert dwelling prophet, a fat cow, a golden snake or a thunder God, as long as they do not force their beliefs down my throat, teach it to children as FACT in …

Continue reading »

May 26 2013

Free Amina Tyler NOW: It is her body, her choice, her right!

Amina-Tyler

Few months ago, Amina Tyler, a Tunisian woman, posted two photos of herself topless on Facebook. The first image showed Amina with the words “Fuck your morals” written across her chest. The second image has the words “My body belongs to me and is not the source of anyone’s honor” written in Arabic. Since that episode, …

Continue reading »

May 24 2013

The cancer called Religion!

402613_211231508974242_100002621825953_354463_1678806325_n

There is a cancer in town; it is not a new disease, in fact it has been around ever since humans started creating Gods. It has always been dangerous; however with inducements and profits to be made, it gets more dangerous! Its most potent strategy of invasion is through indoctrination. Infected persons indoctrinate children, they …

Continue reading »

May 23 2013

The Woolwich Murder: Another case of Religious Insanity.

Woolwich murder suspect

I am sad but not so shocked by the savagery and pure barbarism displayed by the two murderers who butchered a man to his death in broad daylight in Woolwich, South East London. The victim, a serving soldier was attacked with knives and a meat cleaver by two men shouting Allahu Akbar (God is Great). …

Continue reading »

May 22 2013

Accents and the Tragedy of Self-Hate

432111_378002392225194_153786011313501_1436472_519120809_n

I recently started Video blogging and with it came the barrage of opinionated comments on my looks, appearance and quite interestingly, my accent! I have never been self conscious about my accent.  I started making guest appearances on National TV programs almost two decades ago as a young human rights activist and vocal feminist. I …

Continue reading »

May 22 2013

Why “Thank God I survived” or “God knows best” is a terrible thing to say in the aftermath of a fatal disaster.

562999_10150649706582672_1734304072_n

The aftermath of a tragedy always see many people praising ‘God’ for how they managed to escape and survive the tragedy. From natural disasters like the fatal earthquake in Haiti, Tsunami in Japan, Tornadoes in Oklahoma to the very avoidable road accidents and man-made plane crashes in Nigeria, many always come up with the “Thank …

Continue reading »

May 21 2013

I AM A WOMAN AND I AM WEEPING!

04338_yemisi_ilesanmi

I am a woman and I am weeping The tears won’t stop seeping Like a river it keeps flowing At my heart it tugs, nipping My eyes are bleeding My nose keeps running They say I should slow it But all they do is blow it Teardrops just like crystals Not mine alone but all …

Continue reading »

May 20 2013

The Deafening Silence of Nigerian Left on the Same-Sex Marriage Prohibition Bill and Lgbti Rights

buterflyrainbow-5-1

On October 31, 2011, at the senate house in Abuja, many religious groups mostly Christians from the Catholics and Anglican denominations were mobilized to support the Same Sex Marriage Prohibition bill titled “An Act To Prohibit Marriage Between Persons Of Same Gender, Solemnization Of Same And For Other Matters Related Therewith”. The majority, religious homophobic …

Continue reading »

May 17 2013

I AM COMING OUT!

buterfly rainbow resized new

I AM COMING OUT! I am coming out, out of my shell Long under the influence of your spells Locked away in your antique culture cell Where no one could hear me yell I had screamed all in vain Only I could feel the pain It is time to break the chains The ghosts of …

Continue reading »

May 17 2013

Happy International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO). Speak out against all forms of discrimination!

May 17 2013

Commemorating International Day Against Homophobia

558125_663152280377499_1234960509_n

May 17 is International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO), now also known as International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). I strongly believe it should be International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia. Anyway, in keeping with the theme of IDAHO this year, which is,  “Fight the Homophobia Web Virus: Fighting homophobia on the Internet and in …

Continue reading »

Older posts «