Olaide Kayode Timileyin | Convener, GlowUp Pride Celebrating queerness and uniqueness is our satisfaction. We recognize our struggle for liberation as LGBTQ+ persons in Africa as a continent, and Nigeria as a nation.  With much pride and happiness that we celebrate GLOWUP pride 2021, with the theme “Festival of Nigerian Queerness”. A festival of our resilience and taking up enough space for us to all to breathe.…

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Transwomen reality in a 2021 Nigeria

By OKTimileyin The conversation around sexuality and identity steadily seem to be gaining momentum in Nigeria, where visibility is no longer the focus of community conversations and discuss, but how to properly, and positively utilize the visibility the community has horned, to propagate more social acceptance of Queer folx in Nigeria. Haven properly learnt to harness social media platforms to raise the bar for visibility, more representation…

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Queer-excluding-Feminists, Media, and Government up against LGBT Ghanians

written by O.K.Timileyin On the 31st of January 2021, a popular On-Air-Personality with the name Oheneyere Gifty had her show (The StandPoint- Listen to the feminine side) discussed “my struggle with homosexuality”, inviting two other persons who claimed to be “ex and struggling” gay person and a former Lesbian. Coincidentally, that was also the day for LGBT+ rights Ghana ( A youth led LGBT movement in Ghana)…

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Queercity Podcast’s Fourth Season is here

Olaide Kayode Timileyin | 1:11pm Since the inception of the Queercity podcast in 2018, we have steadily grown, from a bathroom midnight recorded one, to that over 50 episodes published on all major podcasting platforms across the universe. The podcast which has not just been an output of audio contents, but a place of community healing and resource. As a 2020 recipient of OUT IN TECH‘s five…

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National Security Raids LGBT Ghanaians safe house

By OKTimileyin | 24.02.2021 The Ghanaian LGBT community in the past few weeks have been the victims of organized and targeted homophobia in the country, as each day comes by since the organization (LGBT rights Ghana) launched it’s safe space for Queer people in Accra, Ghana on the 31st of January 2021. It all started after pictures of the event was uploaded on the internet by LGBT…

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