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August 03 2018
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THE GIRLS LIKE ME
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LIVING AS A QUEER WOMAN IN NIGERIA

LIVING AS A QUEER WOMAN IN NIGERIA
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Anonymous - January 11 2019

Wow. This is really nice and brave of you to write. I keep telling myself that I will hustle hard, have enough money and elope with my baby/girlfriend out of this wicked country. Coming to the realisation that I am attracted and attached both emotionally and sexually to someone of the same sex as me (my girlfriend) was hard to accept. My girlfriend still abstains from calling herself Lesbian. Just for you to know how much fear she has for the Nigerian system. I really hope that very soon, we LGBTQs of Nigeria will be granted the freedom by government to pursue our Relationships openly. I hope and pray so. Love❤️

Amai - January 04 2019

I get how you feel. Everyone talks about being open-minded and accepting new things, but with a country like Nigeria (although secular) has a large number of people who have their beliefs deeply rooted in religion. Whilst it is not right or in my opinion, godly to belittle or ridicule anyone just because they have or practice beliefs contrary to yours, you can’t expect such people (especially Nigerians who can be so shallow-minded) to wake up one day and give queer people kisses on their cheeks and pats on their backs. I pray you find the peace you seek. God bless❤️

Bolu - August 08 2018

“Bias against queer women in Nigeria is rooted in deeply held cultural and religious values”

It’s quite appalling that most of the things an average Nigerian stands against are based on these values. Cultural values that are rather archaic. Religious values that we would only bring up to suit ourselves.

I get the stares sometimes, on the days when I have decided that I’d rather be dressed as only a man would.

To be honest, like Joan and Doreen said in one of the podcasts, I congratulate lesbians. Moreso, those that have chosen to fuck it all and express themselves in a country like Nigeria. If only I had that nerve in me. That particular nerve.

Girl, I am rooting for you and your partner(s). May you find the peace/rest that you seek

Humbl virgin - August 04 2018

This is a beautiful read and very relatable. Like I could feel the pain you felt while you wrote this.

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