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Relationship problems: Topic of Nigerian LGBTIQ podcast

Promo for the No Strings podcast titled "Why you may not find him." (To listen to the podcast, click on the image.)
Promo for the No Strings podcast titled “Why you may not find him.” (To listen to the podcast, click on the image.)

In this very age where image and looks matters a whole lot, it is increasingly becoming very difficult for one to kick-start and sustain a meaningful and healthy relationship,” says Mike Daemon, the host of the No Strings podcasts, which provide a voice for the LGBTIQ community in  Nigeria.

In the latest podcast, titled “Why you may not find him,” Daemon discusses the problems of establishing healthy relationships, especially among LGBTIQ people of Nigeria, where such relationships are outlawed.

“Especially in Nigeria,” he says, “many within the LGBTIQ community think that it is completely useless to have something tagged as a relationship; this is because many believe that gay relationships do not amount to anything meaningful, as marriage is usually not in the picture, and believe homosexuality is just a fun lifestyle. Whereas some still crave healthy relationships and companionships, but sometimes go about it the wrong way and with the wrong reasons. This episode shapes and tends to explore these reasons and in fact puts things into perspective.”

For this and 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 info@76crimes.com. Mailing address: 21 Marseille, Laguna Niguel CA 92677 USA.

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