Stick To Your Center

There are places you arrive at which shake you up in ways that prove hard to describe with words. Sometimes it’s good. Other times it’s gradations below good, towards something close to awful. In our time, we don’t associate Christianity with extremes - unlike our experience of its Islamic counterpart, where stories of gay people... Continue Reading →

Play Devil’s Advocate

It might be tempting, exhilarating even, to invest in giving homophobes a piece of our mind. Give them a dose of what we think without regard for what they think. But this is often a recipe for disaster. More often than we might like (or have the patience to recognize), in efforts to forge understanding, the... Continue Reading →

Does Coming Out Matter?

A friend I will call Somto and I were talking about coming out, as a topic. Naturally, I brought up the most recent piece I had published here on Glowrite. His face folded into bemusement as he read the piece through the screen of his phone. Then he put his expression of bemusement into words.... Continue Reading →

Into The Light

Paul felt at home wherever he went but he knew he was home in Chima's house.  The chandelier in the sitting room of Chima's house was held by a line so thin, the chandelier seemed to float in air. Chima sat in a three seater couch with a gamepad in his hands. The marble glistened... Continue Reading →

Ignorance Is Not The Enemy

Sometimes, it can be a challenge to sense whether a person's hostility is poised towards male-femininity or male-homosexuality. An example of this challenge comes from my own experience: I had come out to Dike, a close friend who identifies as straight. Dike expressed rejection at the idea of my homosexuality. He looked into my eyes... Continue Reading →

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