Community Talks

Put your colors on

by Adunni Tiwatope | June 1st, 2021 2:10pm

Red means life, Orange means healing, yellow wants you to shine, green means nature, blue means serenity and purple mean spirit.
The first Pride was a protest outside the Stonewall Inn in New York in 1969, led by Black transgender women in likes Marsha P. Johnson, Sylvia Rivera and others in good memories.
1st of June of every year marks the celebration of PRIDE month, a celebration of colours, style, reality and struggles of the LGBTQ+…..all over the world, we hit the street to protest for the rights and freedom of ourselves and for others across the globe, we seek justice for people who lost their lives to homophobia, transphobia and injustice of any kind resulting from their sexuality.

Sadly, in the case of Africa when it comes to sexuality discussions, privileges are respected over rights, the societal values and norms are strongly held and a little smell of deviance to the societal norms is instantly terminated.

This made LGBTQ+ people in Africa most especially in Nigeria and other West African countries live in fear. Pride month is a month to protest for rights in loud colours and styles in societies that already scaled through the depth of homophobia. While, For the Nigerian LGBTQ+ persons, it’s a way to celebrate our survival through life.

Pride month in Africa, most especially Nigeria is celebrated to agitate for the rights to live freely and love as a queer persons in these African countries.

We agitate for the right to hit the street as queer persons with no fear of paying with their lives or being queer is punished by law and made to look like criminal through laws like the Same-Sex Prohibition Act (SSMPA) of 2014.

However, due to the development of technology and virtual spaces of communication, queer people have been able to unite, connect to each other around the world, share their struggles and reality and also be able to proffer solutions to the problems affecting the LGBTQ+ global community.

We at Queercity Media Productions, we are here to celebrate with each and everyone through this month. We celebrate your struggles and reality.
We implore everyone out there to be stronger and never to give up, it only takes time.
In this space, we celebrate you for being true to yourself despite the challenges, we appreciate every shade and colour of your queerness and we are assuring you that you are not alone, you are loved and you’ll always be loved. So shake your body, put your flag up, your colours high and let it fly.
Heal, love, support and find peace.


Timeless Queer Defiance and it's consequences in Nigeria With Chude QueerCity

"Defiance comes with consequences and I am comfortable with it". He speaks about gay rights in the Nigerian churches, at conferences and anywhere. On this episode of the Queercity podcast, we would be experiencing what the reality of speaking for LGBT+ rights in Nigeria is for Nigeria's own Chude Jideonwo. Chude is known for his active amplification of minorities issues with his big show #WithChude, where he has also created space to help bring Queer persons' narratives safely to the mainstream media.  Chude speaks of how empathy could be an approach to fighting for the rights of sexual minorities, and to furtherly engaging violently oppressive systems. Behind the scenes packing and Bisi Alimi's appearance on “The Dawn” in 2004,  and the interview with Faraphina magazine Timeless Queer Defiance and its consequences in Nigeria with @chude Jideonwo Join the community by conversation via #Queercitypodcast #7yearsLaterSSMPA #LGBTNigerianLivesMatter #LGBTpodcast #Queerlivesmatter  Credit Executive Producer: Queercity Media and Productions @Queercitymediaandproductions  Hosted and Produced by: Olaide Kayode Timileyin(QueerNerd) @OKTIMILEYIN  Guest: Chude Jideonwo Website: Upcoming event: — Send in a voice message:
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