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THE STRAIGHT NIGERIAN’S GUIDE TO THE NEW ANTI-GAY LAW | BY AYO SOGUNRO

Congratulations, straight Nigerian, this article is for your benefit. Now that the Same-Sex Marriage Act has been signed, you can breathe easy—or so you think. Well, not so fast—and the following paragraphs will explain why. However, as is usual in my articles of this controversial nature, I will assume you are a reasonable Nigerian (maybe … Continue reading

Essays / Generic

WITH APOLOGIES TO MY GAY FRIENDS | AN EPISTLE BY AYO SOGUNRO

Dear Gay Friend So Recently Traumatised By An Insensitive Law Opening Lines Permit me a couple of indulgences before I proceed. First, I use the term “gay” generically, mindful of the fact that this term is reserved specifically for that classifications of sexuality known as male homosexuality. However, throughout the course of this writing, allow … Continue reading

Essays / The Pontifical Papers

WHY YOU SHOULD BE WORRIED ABOUT NIGERIA’S ANTI-GAY LAW | BY AYO SOGUNRO

Before You Proceed Two guiding premises underlie this article. The first is this: this article does not support or reject homosexuality as a sexual orientation. The purpose of this article is not to plead the cause of homosexuality as a lifestyle—there are many who have done that, and this is no place to rehash the … Continue reading