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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. Beauty in Diversity — July 28, 2014
  2. I got a new purple laptop and found the meaning of life! — July 26, 2014
  3. Video: LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK — July 11, 2014
  4. Pride is a Celebration and a Protest: London Pride, 2014 — July 2, 2014
  5. Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala held hostage in a psychiatric ward for renouncing Islam and non belief in God — June 30, 2014

Most commented posts

  1. SLAP SOME SENSE INTO BISHOP DAVID OYEDEPO! — 145 comments
  2. Is the Atheist+ label really confusing? — 144 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

Author's posts listings

Jul 28 2014

Beauty in Diversity

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You claim I am flawed You say I do not belong My colour different My body too big I am attracted to same-sex I love all genders! Pause, look, think Is beauty only uniform? In different packages it comes In more ways than one I am capable My beauty is not just in my abilities …

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Jul 26 2014

I got a new purple laptop and found the meaning of life!

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When my Sony VAIO laptop suddenly started freezing, I thought the world was about to end! Surely freezing laptops and inability to access the internet are signs of the apocalypse; the inevitable invasion of the zombies? I didn’t realise just how much I have come to depend on my laptop and internet for my daily …

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Jul 11 2014

Video: LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK

Speaking during the demonstration, Yemisi Ilesanmi said: “We are here to speak out on behalf of all oppressed Nigerian LGBTs who have been denied a voice in Nigeria. We are here to put a face on Nigerian LGBTs. We are here to remind you that LGBT Nigerians are not criminals and are worthy of celebration. …

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Jul 02 2014

Pride is a Celebration and a Protest: London Pride, 2014

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This year at London Pride 2014 (June 28), my group, Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex Laws marched alongside Peter Tatchell Foundation, Out and Proud Group and other African LGBTIs activists to protest against the persecution of LGBTs in 80 per cent of the 53 Commonwealth member states, many of them African nations. It …

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Jun 30 2014

Nigerian atheist Mubarak Bala held hostage in a psychiatric ward for renouncing Islam and non belief in God

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Mubarak Bala, a Nigerian and an atheist is being held hostage in a psychiatry ward at Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano, Nigeria on the orders of his father Bala Mohammed. Mubarak’s father is a prominent weekly columnist who writes a Saturday column for Daily Trust, a National Newspaper. Bala Mohammed committed his son to a …

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Jun 28 2014

LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK

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LGBT Rights activists demonstrates at Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK http://wp.me/p1YdPM-hf Nigerian LGBTIs in Diaspora Against Anti Same-Sex laws with the support of GALHA, London Black Atheists and other LGBT activists staged a demonstration at the venue of Nigerian Centenary Awards, UK. The demonstration took place on the eve of London Pride, Friday 27 at Waltham …

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Jun 02 2014

Shocking and depressing migration attempts

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It was shocking and depressing watching the video coverage of African men as they attempt to migrate to Europe on-board a squalid boat, in highly dangerous situation. Their boat engine developed a fault, they were found after two days drifting in the sea without food. They were arrested and squashed together in a horrible small …

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May 25 2014

Nigerian Atheists Group: A story of Bigotry, Sexism and Patriarchy!

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It has indeed been enlightening as well as fun anchoring, participating and watching on the Nigerian Atheists group page, the reality drama triggered by the controversial minutes of the first and only meeting of this group ‘Nigerian Atheists’. It has provided me with a good story line. This juicy story is not a book full …

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May 25 2014

ANALYSIS OF COMMENTS MADE BY TWO FOUNDING MEMBERS OF THE GROUP ‘NIGERIAN ATHEISTS’.

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This was first posted in June, 2012 on the Nigerian atheist group Facebook page, my Facebook notes and old blog and now published here for easy reference. My short stint with the Nigerian Atheists group exposed me and many others to bigotry, sexism, homophobia and a blatant disregard for facts in the group.  It really …

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May 25 2014

Nigerian Atheists Group: Genesis and Revelation of its Patriarchal Tendencies!

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How does one begin to address strong issues of great importance delicately? How does one point out to a fledgling organization that it does not practice what it seeks to preach to others without being termed a killer of dreams? How does one get redress for a wrong done by a minority organization without being …

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May 25 2014

PUBLIC DISCLAIMER AND OBJECTION TO THE UNAPPROVED MINUTES OF NIGERIAN ATHEISTS GROUP MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 12, 2012

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THIS IS A PUBLIC DISCLAIMER BY YEMISI ILESANMI ON THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF NIGERIAN ATHEISTS GROUP HELD IN ABUJA, NIGERIA ON FEBRUARY 12 2012. THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING CONTAINS INACCURACIES AND YEMISI ILESANMI DOES NOT WISH TO BE ASSOCIATED WITH THE GROUP ‘NIGERIAN ATHEISTS’. THANK YOU. (This was first posted on 24 …

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May 17 2014

Love Not Hate: International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia.

To celebrate International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia, enjoy this video of the ‘Love Not Hate’ protest rally organised by Nigerian LGBTs in Diaspora Against Anti Same Sex Laws. Together We Can End All Forms of Oppression and Discrimination. Happy IDAHOBIT. 

May 14 2014

Boko Haram, #Bringbackourgirls, conspiracy theories, media and the mess called Nigeria.

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I have so far refrained from writing about the Nigerian ‘missing girls’ for some reasons. Firstly, I wouldn’t want to cause any more pain to families of the missing girls, if indeed there are missing girls. Secondly, I am not a fan of conspiracy theories. I got a glimpse of just how much Nigerians love …

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May 08 2014

Why Are Many Nigerian Christians So Stupid? (Part 2)

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Below is another stupid message from one of the many stupid Nigerian Christians who have made it their duty to force down their blue eyed blonde Jew saviour called Jesus, down my throat. I posted on my Facebook wall excerpts from my blogpost  ‘Because you are a decent person does not mean your religion is …

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Apr 29 2014

Fat shaming is ugly and body shaming of any kind is disgusting.

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I was sad when a friend posted the excerpts below as her Facebook status update.  “So ever since I took the final make-or-break decision in 2013 with my conscience to take responsibility for my physical and mental well-being, I have undertaken to attack fat-boosting realities that engage with me. This includes people who are happy …

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