Fighting homophobia with art in Nigeria
Mike Daemon, host and founder of the Nigerian LGBTIQ podcast No Strings and a contributor to Erasing 76 Crimes, announces a new project on the NoStringsNG website.
NoStrings is soon to launch a special podcast project that will challenge negative perceptions and speak positively about the issue of homosexuality.
It will encompass different art elements — music, paintings/drawings, poems, etc.
This is a way to show that these are all-important key things that could be used to promote positive messages and change perceptions about the issue of homosexuality in Africa, with Nigeria largely in view.
I am looking for individuals, particularly LGBT persons who will show their art collections, share their music, and read their poems on the podcast. This could also be a good opportunity to discuss the importance of putting voices together to foster acceptance and provide a better understanding of the so-many issues affecting the LGBT community.
Please note: All submitted items must be LGBT-themed, else we may not have anything to do with it.
To participate and for more information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s do this together…!
- Art Attack: Why we shot ‘Same Love’ video in Kenya (March 2016, 76crimes.com)
- Queer Collective aims to make an impact in Uganda (November 2015, 76crimes.com)
- Moscow police shut down LGBT photo exhibits (June 2015, 76crimes.com)
- After mob attack, Senegal blocks gay-themed art show (June 2014, 76crimes.com)
- Photo exhibit will show gay asylum seekers from Russia (October 2012, 76crimes.com)
How can humans be so mean, cruel to others that are different from them, and feel no remorse ? Yes, I know, they don’t think gay people are humans and must be destroyed like mad dogs and animals.