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Yemisi Ilesanmi

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Name: Yemisi Ilesanmi
Date registered: May 1, 2013

Biography

Yemisi Ilesanmi is a Nigerian woman, resident in UK. She holds a Masters of Law (LL.M) degree in Gender, Sexuality and Human Rights. She is a trade unionist, human rights activist, an author, a poet and sometimes moonlights as a plus size model. She is a passionate campaigner for equal rights, social justice and poverty alleviation. Her debut book 'Freedom To Love For ALL: Homosexuality is Not Un-African' is available in paperback and kindle editions on Amazon (www.amazon.com/dp/1481864815). In sometimes, what she thinks as a past life, she was- - National Women leader/Assistant National Secretary, Nigeria Labour Party. - Vice President, International Trade Union Congress - Chairperson, ITUC Youth Committee - International Labour Conference (ILC) Committee Member on Applications of Standards - Founder/President, National Association of Nigerian Female Students She is the founder and coordinator of the campaign group Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti-Same Sex Laws.

Latest posts

  1. Boko Haram kills in the name of God, AGAIN; Nigerians pray to God for solution, AGAIN. — April 15, 2014
  2. THE MAIDEN — April 11, 2014
  3. Archbishop of Canterbury irresponsibly blames the atrocities of Boko Haram on same-sex Marriage — April 7, 2014
  4. Hangout with YEMMYnisting on YouTube — March 23, 2014
  5. Yours truly is the newest patron of The Pink Triangle Trust — March 18, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. Is the Atheist+ label really confusing? — 144 comments
  2. SLAP SOME SENSE INTO BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO! — 132 comments
  3. What are Anti-Atheists+ afraid of? — 126 comments
  4. Welcome To My World! — 103 comments
  5. 50 Shades Of Abuse: Ese Walter, Pastor Fatoyinbo, Coza and God — 67 comments

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Apr 15 2014

Boko Haram kills in the name of God, AGAIN; Nigerians pray to God for solution, AGAIN.

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The notorious Islamist terrorist group, ‘Boko Haram’, strikes again in the name of Allah, this time killing more than a hundred people and leaving hundreds more injured with some lying critically ill in the hospital.  In the early hours of Monday 14th April, 2014, members of the religious terrorist group, Boko Haram, sets off a …

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Apr 11 2014

THE MAIDEN

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Her sultry eyes Pierce at hearts Tempting full lips A promise to sip Graceful neck In beads deck High breasts glistening Svelte waist slithering Long Legs gliding Sensual beads jiggling The jungle rumbles Scavengers scramble Eager to stake a claim With a stamp of chain Young, innocent and ripe She takes her place of pride …

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Apr 07 2014

Archbishop of Canterbury irresponsibly blames the atrocities of Boko Haram on same-sex Marriage

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, speaking on an LBC phone-in program suggested that African Christians will be killed if the Church of England accepts gay marriage. According to the Freethinker, he claimed he had stood by a mass grave in Nigeria of 330 Christians who had been massacred by neighbours who had justified the atrocity …

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Mar 23 2014

Hangout with YEMMYnisting on YouTube

My YouTube channel ‘YEMMYnisting’ is a space for me to open up and share significant parts of my life with my online viewers, comment on general issues and share my opinion on happenings in the society. My tagline is ‘Proudly Feminist, Proudly Bisexual and Proudly Atheist’. I make videos along these lines. My videos touch …

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Mar 18 2014

Yours truly is the newest patron of The Pink Triangle Trust

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I am honoured to be appointed the newest patron of the Pink Triangle Trust. The Pink Triangle Trust has been promoting Humanism and LGBT Rights for over 22 years.  As stated on its website, The Pink Triangle Trust (PTT) is a charitable trust (Registered Charity No. 1015629) set up in 1992 to advance the education …

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Mar 12 2014

BOB CROW: One of the last of a dying generation of committed Trade unionists bows out at 52.

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There I was at the gym trying to burn some winter excess weight in time to welcome summer in good shape and spirit when I noticed the gym TV screens were showing the face of Bob Crow, the General Secretary of Rail, Maritime and Transport union (RMT), with many known trade union leaders paying tributes. …

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Mar 08 2014

Don’t Call Me A MAN, It Is Not A Compliment. Happy International Women’s Day!

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“Man is defined as a human being and a woman as a female – whenever she behaves as a human being she is said to imitate the male.” Simone de Beauvoir.  As we celebrate International Women’s Day, the words of Simone de Beauvoir ring loud in my ears. As someone who became fiercely politically active …

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Mar 02 2014

Another inglorious medal for religion as Boko Haram invades secondary school hostel, Kills 43 students in the name of Allah

On February 25, 2014 the world woke up to the news that Boko Haram, the Islamist terrorist group in Nigeria, has once again invaded a secondary school hostel, this time the Federal Government College in the town of Buni Yadi in Yobe state and killed 43 students. The terrorists in the name of Allah hurled …

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Feb 26 2014

Breeding the likes of Isabirya Richard via Religion, Homophobia and Anti-LGBT laws in Africa

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When my attention was drawn to the facebook posts of Isabirya Richard, I seriously felt like puking and giving up on humanity. Isabirya Richard openly called for the stoning of gays. He mentioned names and posted pictures of people he thought were gays or gay supporters and publicly asked for them to be killed. He …

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Feb 17 2014

…Of Karma, Reincarnation and Destiny

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I watch helplessly as a friend, who is a Trans woman and until recently a believing Christian, suddenly discovered Karma, reincarnation and destiny. She has been going on and on about how God is the evil being who awards karma. She is now convinced God made her gay just to punish her for bad karma …

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Feb 14 2014

IF ONLY

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If only my heart didn’t beat At the promise of your heat Eagerly awaiting the touch That leads to the brunch   If only it wasn’t just a few days That happened to be the best lays With a promise of unknown tomorrows While the goodbye herald the sorrows   If only we didn’t feel …

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Feb 07 2014

Dear friend, I’m going to prison. Protest rally against Nigeria’s Anti-LGBT Law.

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Dear friend, I’m just writing to say goodbye. I’m going to prison, for 14 years, for being gay and Nigerian. And if you associate with me, or don’t report me, whether you are straight, gay or bisexual, you face 10 years too…

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Jan 27 2014

Open Letter To Chairperson, National Human Rights Commission (NHRC)

27 January, 2014 Dear Dr. Chidi Odinkalu, It is with deep concern that I write this open letter to you to register my dismay at the continued silence of your office on the recently signed Same Sex Marriage (Prohibition) Act. It is surprising that as Chairperson of the Governing body of National Human Rights Commission, …

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Jan 26 2014

Venting my concerns over Nigeria’s new Anti-LGBT Law

If only I could physically slap some sense into the hypocrites parading themselves as Nigerian lawmakers and the ignoramuses who are celebrating the ‘Jail the Gays’ bill! They had better be warned, the battle line has been drawn. Logic will supersede their infamous ignorance and Love shall triumph over their hate. Enjoy the TV interview. …

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Jan 16 2014

Stupid, homophobic arguments in support of Nigeria’s ‘Jail the Gays’ law:1-The West should legalize polygamy before they impose gay agenda on Africans!

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It is no longer news that Nigeria’s president, Goodluck Jonathan, has signed the ‘Jail the Gays’ bill into law. The Same Sex Marriage Prohibition law stipulates a 14 years jail term for same-sex marriage and 10 years imprisonment for public show of same-sex affection. The legislation stipulates a 10 year imprisonment for anyone who aids, …

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