By @Akpa_Arinze In 2009, a Ugandan MP, David Bahati, drafted a bill named Kill the Gays. In late 2013, this was called the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act 2014, and was passed as law in parliament. This Act changed the previously held “imprisonment” sentence, to the death penalty. In 2014, the Nigerian government also criminalised homosexuality, and many other African… Continue reading Nigeria human rights, reflective poetry & the thoughts of a Nigerian gay male.
By @amyann2100 Society can be very mean towards us! Many don’t understand us and have created myths. While there is plenty of biphobia in the world,we shouldn’t have to worry about embracing our sexuality because we are amazing people, who just want to be ourselves. It can be hard because of the misconception that we… Continue reading Be yourself!
By @AlexandraClare For @Mattersofpride One piece of advice which seems to work equally well in all situations is to ‘be yourself’. The reasoning goes that people will detect if you are hiding something and, whether it is a job interview or a date, it won’t go well. But if you are an actor and your… Continue reading Who are we watching?
By @oddsocks2017 So, what is the importance of a label? A word? Why must we define ourselves, our lives, our sexual identities and behaviours? These are questions that many of us within the beautiful and diverse LGBTQ+ family have pondered, no doubt. What exactly is in a name? Of course, the answers to these questions… Continue reading What’s in a label?
By @amyann2100 Everyone in the lgbtqia+ community knows that sometimes people think they can tell your sexuality or gender by how we look. This is not the case, but it doesn’t stop people from trying anyway. What does it mean to be told you don’t look lgbtqia+? It means you don’t look like the stereotypes… Continue reading Stereotyping and the LGBT community.
By @ChrisQ_1 I was in a Tesco recently – getting a £3 meal deal – and when heading to the counter, I walked past a stark white display that stood out from the rest of the shop. The cardboard shelves held rows of equally stark white and black packets of Skittles. The famously multi-coloured sweet,… Continue reading Big brands and Pride are a good thing.
By @cduffy1999 Bisexual women I can guess most of us bisexuals have at some point experienced one of the following statements/questions. “Yeah but how do you know”“You’ll come out gay eventually”“It’s a phase”And my personal favorite…“That’s just you being greedy” Haha I’m just dying of laughter cause yes totally accurate. *sarcasm But at the same… Continue reading Why you shouldn’t have to worry about embracing some of your bisexuality.