That Piece About Nigeria And America’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

US-Visa1This write-up was done by Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani, and originally published on cnn.com.  It’s titled ‘Why are Nigerians terrified of same-sex marriage in America?’ And in my opinion, I think the title is misleading because the write-up certainly doesn’t explore any answers to that question.

But that’s just me. Read and let us know what you think.

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Late in 2014 when my friend, Zachary, invited me to his wedding taking place in The Berkshires this September, I was less concerned about having to travel all the way from Abuja to Massachusetts. Zachary is gay. “What if lightning comes and strikes the building?” I asked. He replied that there had so far been under 100, 000 gay marriages in the U.S. – and no bolts. “Of course, my partner and I could be the last straw,” he added.

That exchange may have been facetious, but many Nigerians are genuinely terrified of gay marriage. And they are distraught over the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision to legalize gay marriage in America. Continue reading

LGBT Leaders From Some Homophobic Nations Write Letter To President Obama

obama-equalityGay rights leaders in some of the most antigay countries around the world have joined in writing a letter to President Obama asking him to be more consistent in how he deals with homophobia as a humanitarian world issue.

Kenya’s Eric Gitari and The Gambia’s Pasamba Jow are among those urging the president to take a similar approach as he has in Ugandan politics, where he restricted the bilateral relations of the US and Uganda based on the latter’s anti-homosexual legislation.

‘Mr. President, we ask that the United States make clear, even now, that steps will be taken to respond, without fail, in any country where governments attack us and deny our rights,” they write.

Below is the full letter: Continue reading

Are You Into Older Men? This Is Why We Love Vintage Wine and the Salt And Pepper Look

In this present day and age where youth is all the rave, there’s always going to be those men whose good looks have been refined with age – older men so dashing you just wanna call them ‘Daddy’ in between sheets. You know what I mean. I love me a tall drink of vintage wine every now and then. If you don’t, well, here’s 11 reasons why you should reconsider, and they’re all mostly sexy salt and pepper celebrities.

IDRIS ELBA1. Idris Elba 04

I don’t find 41 too old at all. But it would be a serious injustice to my peace of mind if I put together this list without adding the British powerhouse. I mean, come on, I’m still recovering from those pictures of his schlong that he says is not his schlong.

RICHARD MOFE DAMIJO2. RMD

This is one Nollywood movie star who will always have my heart. Whether he’s playing the role of a suave lover in Checkmate, a crazed father in The Diamond Ring, a horny pastor in Private Sin, or aging gracefully at 53, I will always stare at that signature expression of RMD’s where he curls his lips into a smirk, and wonder. . . Continue reading

‘Ebola could cleanse the world of atheists and gay people.’ – declares Christian broadcaster

wiles3-2-615x345An American Christian radio host, Rick Wiles, who enthusiastically looks for signs that the world will end, welcomed the Ebola virus as a cleansing force.

“This Ebola epidemic could become a global pandemic, and that’s another name for plague,” said broadcaster Wiles on his “Trunews” program.

“It may be the great attitude adjustment that I believe is coming,” he continued. “Ebola could solve America’s problems with atheism, homosexuality, sexual promiscuity, pornography, and abortion.”

Wiles was enthusiastic on Tuesday about the arrival of Ebola, and it was reported that he warned the day before that President Barack Obama may intentionally spread the deadly virus through a mandatory and mysterious vaccine. That would somehow then allow Obama to declare martial law and force Americans into FEMA camps, the religious right broadcaster theorized.

“If Ebola becomes a global plague, you better make sure the blood of Jesus is upon you, you better make sure you have been marked by the angels so that you are protected by God,” Wiles warned. “If not, you may be a candidate to meet the Grim Reaper.”

#sigh. So atheists, homosexuals and sluts, right? So far, that’s the denomination of Africa’s population that’s dying from Ebola, no?

What The Texas Man Said When Obama Asked Him If He Was Gay

BsNJFiqCAAEB7wmDaniel Webb, a comedian and sometime drag queen based in Austin, Texas, got a hearty laugh out of President Barack Obama with a joke about his sex life.

According to the Austin Chronicle, the exchange occurred after the president asked Webb if he was gay while visiting a restaurant Thursday. When Obama went up to pay at Austin’s famous Franklin Barbecue, the Chronicle reported that Webb, who was working the cash register, “threw his hand down and slapped the counter dramatically.”

“Equal rights for gay people!” Webb declared. Continue reading