Hate, gender non-conformity: Topics of Nigerian podcast

Seyi Adebanjo (Photo courtesy of the No Strings podcast)
Seyi Adebanjo (Photo courtesy of the No Strings podcast)

“I am one of those people who can say that I am in-between worlds, somebody who stands within the binary of genders.”

So says Seyi Adebanjo, a queer, gender-non-conforming Nigerian, on the No Strings podcast, which is a voice for the LGBT community in  Nigeria.

On the podcast, Adebanjo discusses challenges of  changing one’s identity, living a double life, what it means to be queer, and dealing with hate.

Podcast host Mike Daemon notes that Adebanjo discusses “how people constantly confuse them for something else or try really hard to gender them up.” He then adds, “Want to know the reason why I … use the term ‘they’ and ‘them’ when talking about Seyi?” If so, listen to the podcast, which can be downloaded or streamed.

To provide needed financial support for the No Strings podcast, visit its Indiegogo fundraising page.

For future podcasts, visit the No Strings podcast website.

Written by Colin Stewart

Colin Stewart is a 45-year journalism veteran living in Southern California. After his retirement from paid newspaper work in 2011, he launched Erasing 76 Crimes and helped with the Spirit of 76 campaign that assembled a multi-national team of 26 LGBTI rights activists to advocate for change during the International AIDS Conference in Washington, D.C., in July 2012. He is the president of the St. Paul’s Foundation for International Reconciliation, which supports LGBTQ+ rights advocacy journalism, including the Erasing 76 Crimes news site and the African Human Rights Media Network. Contact him via Twitter @76crimes or by email at Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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