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Stay Safe While Visiting Someone: 6 Simple Steps You Need to Know!

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If you’re part of the LGBTQ+ community, you may have heard the term “kito.” It is a Nigerian slang term for gay hunters, serial killers, kidnappers, and abusers who catfish gay men to extort money from them or dehumanize them. It’s essential to know how they operate, how to spot them, and what to do to stay safe while visiting someone, especially after verifying if they’re a kito or not.

What Does the Word “Kito” Mean?

As mentioned earlier, the word “kito” refers to someone who preys on gay men for their own gain. Some of these people are gay men who suffer from internalized homophobia, while others are straight individuals who hate the LGBTQ+ community and wish them harm.

How Do Kitos Operate?

Kitos join gay platforms and learn the slang and terminology that gay men use. They then create a profile and start interacting with gay men as if they are one of them. They send explicit pictures of themselves to entice their targets, and they engage in conversations and video chats to gain their trust. Some of them may refuse to send their pictures or do video chats because they’re already prominently known as kitos.

How Can You Spot a Kito?

Spotting a kito can be difficult, but there are a few tips that can help you stay safe:

  1. They Will Do Everything to Gain Your Trust: While this is not a guarantee that someone is a kito, if they refuse to send a face pic or do a video chat, it may be a red flag.
  2. They Will Pester You to Come Visit Them: This is a common tactic that kitos use. They may ask you to visit them, telling you that they’re not a kito. If someone is pressuring you to visit them, take that into consideration.
  3. They’re Sexual: Kitos will try to get you to say something sexual in your conversations with them to prove that you’re gay. They will then hold the evidence or screenshot the chat to threaten you with it. They may tell you that if you don’t pay a certain amount, they will give the chat to the police or the community people around you and dehumanize you.

What You Should Do While Chatting with Someone You Don’t Know Yet

  1. Keep the Chat Neutral: Don’t chat sexually, and if the person is pestering you to be sexual, ignore that conversation. Don’t chat in a way that would expose your sexuality unless you fully know or trust the person.
  2. Always Request a Picture and a Video Call: If the person doesn’t comply, ignore that conversation and don’t force it.

Visiting someone for the first time can be exciting, but it can also be risky, especially if you’re visiting an unfamiliar place or a person you don’t know well. However, there are steps you can take to ensure your safety and make the visit a pleasant experience. In this article, we’ll provide you with some tips on what to do when you’re visiting someone for the first time.

  1. Verify the Person’s Identity

Before visiting someone for the first time, it’s important to verify their identity to ensure that they are who they say they are. This can be done by checking their social media profiles or by asking mutual friends about them. It’s also essential to be aware of ‘kito’ or fraudsters who might pose as the person you’re visiting. If you’re unsure about their identity, it’s best to postpone the visit or choose to meet in a public place.

  1. Carry Enough Transportation Fare

When visiting someone for the first time, it’s essential to carry enough transportation fare. This ensures that you can quickly escape any danger, especially if you find yourself in a dangerous situation. For instance, if you’re dropped off by a bike man who happens to be a kito, having enough fare would enable you to quickly escape the situation by entering another means of transportation. It’s also crucial to avoid relying on promises of transportation fare from the person you’re visiting as you may end up stranded if they fail to fulfill their promise.

  1. Listen to Your Mind and Conscience

It’s essential to listen to your mind and conscience when visiting someone for the first time. Your brain releases a chemical called adrenaline when it senses danger or stress. This chemical prepares your body for a fight-or-flight response, which is a natural response to a real threat. However, it’s essential to differentiate between real danger and anxiety-triggered danger. If your mind senses danger, it’s advisable to stop and go back, no matter how much transportation fare you’ve spent.

  1. Don’t Carry Valuables

When visiting someone for the first time, it’s advisable not to carry valuables, such as expensive phones or jewelry. This is because, in the event of a kito or robbery, you may lose all your valuables. It’s also important to avoid carrying a phone with important contacts as it may put them at risk of being used for ransom.

  1. Share Your Live Location with Trusted Friends or NGOs

Sharing your live location with trusted friends or NGOs is essential when visiting someone for the first time. This ensures that they can monitor your movements and trace you in case of any danger. It’s crucial to share your location with people you trust as it puts your safety in their hands.

  1. Don’t Update Your Movements

When visiting someone for the first time, it’s important not to update your movements. This means that you should avoid telling the person when you’re coming and going. Instead, give them a random date, and surprise them when you show up. This ensures that the person you’re visiting is not prepared for your arrival, which can reduce the chances of any danger.

In conclusion, visiting someone for the first time can be a pleasant experience if you take the necessary precautions. By verifying the person’s identity, carrying enough transportation fare, listening to your mind and conscience, avoiding carrying valuables, sharing your live location with trusted friends or NGOs, and not updating your movements, you can ensure your safety and have an enjoyable visit. Remember, safety is first always!

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Navigating Self-Discovery and Accepting My Sexuality A Personal Journey


Joseph Nwauda’s Story: My Journey of Self-Discovery and Accepting My Sexuality

Hello, I am Joseph Nwauda and I appreciate you taking a few moments to read this with me. 

Many have described being gay as demonic, while others go so far as to call it a cult. Can you believe that? A cult! But I don’t see it that way so. I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you my amazing journey of self-discovery and how I accepted my sexuality. 

You see, coming out was never something I thought I would do. I never imagined that I would openly identify as gay. If someone had told me that this would be my reality, I wouldn’t have believed it.  


I know some of you would be wondering but this dude use to like women what happened I remember one person even asking me, ” But bro, I never knew you were like this” It caught me off guard because I’m still the same person. I haven’t changed or become someone different.  

I promise not to bore you, so let me take you back to the past. Yes, I did like girls and boys. I know, it might seem impossible to some of you, but there are certain things in life that you never forget, and this is one of them. and I don’t think I will ever forget it. As a child, I had feelings for boys, but I never expressed them. Chill, I’m not trying to confuse you, but rather sharing my story with you in the hopes that it might be helpful. At that time, you could say that I was bisexual. The way I feel about guys now is similar to how I felt back then, but with a slight difference. Why? Because I never imagined myself kissing a boy, although I did eventually do so.  

Now, let me explain further. I grew up in a very religious household, yes I mean very religious, and because of that, I never imagined anything “nasty” or impure. Then I was around 3-5 years old, as far back as my memory can take me. As a child well, to be exact 5 years. that how as far back my memory can take me. I would talk and play with the girls in the class, play with them. But I also had a best friend who I spent a lot of time with. I would get jealous if he was around other guys, and I believe I mentioned this in my previous article.  


And someone might be wondering, “How are you gay? Why are you gay? How come?” 

As I mentioned earlier, the way I feel for guys now is the same as when I was much younger, but back then, I didn’t picture anything like what’s up today. In this article, I will be making an open confession and discussing some explicit topics. Viewer discretion is advised. 

If you have read my previous article here: Navigating LGBTQIA+ Coming Out Challenges in Nigeria: My Story  

There I shared my story of coming out story along with a brief summary of my past. However, I didn’t delve into the details because of personal reasons. Nevertheless, I will share a part of it now, but it won’t be the entire story. So,stay tuned for my next instalment. 

Initially, I never thought of myself as gay. I am not writing this for you to accept my sexuality. As I came out to my family, parents and friends, which was the worst and most foolish decision I ever made. but well, it has happened. I don’t expect acceptance of them or from anyone reading this. I don’t need your acceptance cause looking at myself I try to find self-love and acceptance and I ask myself why not accept yourself cause no matter what you do or how you please people, as people can never, please you, no matter what you do. 


Now, going back to my story. As a kid, I never knew what being gay meant. Yes, I liked boys, but to me, it felt normal. However, I used to get turned on by girls, which I remember clearly. Back then, You see then the gay part of me was less prominent. Why? Because I remember I pushed any attraction I am developing for a guy towards a girl. Oh yes, I had a girl that I didn’t much well like and a guy I did like. So my trick was, I push all my feelings for that guy towards the girl. And you may ask, did it work? Well, I would say yes and no. Why? You see pushing all my feelings I have towards a girl for a guy worked 85/25 percent.No matter how hard I tried to push the feelings towards a girl, I was still always attracted to guys no matter what. However, the secret to how I was still considered  “straight” was that I suppressed the gay tendency and focused on the ones I couldn’t suppress (the remaining attraction for guys that can’t be pushed). In other words, I grew up liking boys and pushed my feelings towards a girl. Therefore, I was not attracted to every girl.  

If you have read this part I would like to appreciate your reading and would like to tell u that you have 1,118 words more to go well likely. 


My gay tendency began to grow and release itself from the cage it was trapped in, sarcastically speaking. Well, I haven’t really dated any guy, but I have dated a girl, though I wouldn’t call it a date. I had to experiment a little to come to my final conclusion about my sexuality, which you are going to see in a bit.  

Moving on to the question Martin asked me “Bro why don’t girls turn you like Boobs pussy”? 

Well, Martin I, if you are reading this, then this is my answer to your question. Girls used to turn me on. Like I said earlier, not all girls, and for those who know me or grew up with me, I was never attracted to boobs. When I say not all girls attract or turn me on, I don’t mean in terms of beauty or how sexy they are. Girls attracted me in different ways, starting from friends, the normal feelings you feel towards every other human being. We have romantic attraction and the last one, sexual attraction. Oh wow, so you are bisexual? Well, no. If you are following me in this article, I said every feeling I had towards a guy, I pushed towards a girl, including sexual feelings. Because I am not going to make this article really long, I will answer Martins’s question. I had a girl, one last girl, whom I loved. Well, it was a few years back, she might be reading this. And when I loved her, there was also a guy I loved then more than her. So I was still trying to find self-acceptance, so I was pushing every feeling I had for this guy to her because then I was religious and the Bible and what it says here:

  • Leviticus 18:22: “You shall not lie with a male as with a woman; it is an abomination.

  • Leviticus 20:13: “If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall surely be put to death; their blood is upon them.” 

  • Romans 1:26-27: “For this reason, God gave them up to dishonourable passions. For their women exchanged natural relations for those that are contrary to nature; and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving in themselves the due penalty for their error.” 

  • 1 Corinthians 6:9-10: “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God 

so I couldn’t imagine liking a guy and being a minister of God at that time. So I pushed all my feelings to her because something attracted me to her. Something I cannot explain. And to make everything short, she turned me down (broke up with me), and trust me, I was heartbroken. Really broken. And that was when the gay tendency that was imprisoned in me found an escape route and began fighting my heterosexual tendency. My feelings for guys started growing and growing. Trust me, I prayed and did all kinds of things to let these feelings go away, but they didn’t. Rather, they grew more and more. I lost my feelings for girls. I tried dating another girl, even tried having sex with one, but I wasn’t turned on. Straight sex no longer turns me on. Everything. And as religious as I was then, I prayed and prayed and prayed, even told a priest, though my parents didn’t know. He told me to say the rosary and visit the blessed sacrament every day, but the feeling kept growing and growing until I made a self-discovery and self-acceptance. 

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If you have any questions for me, you can drop them in the comment section below anonymously or email me at josephnwauda@lerionjakenwauda.blog to ask me any questions, and I will address them in my next article. Thanks for reading. 

Happy Easter!  


Honoring Precious Nyong on His Birthday: An Upcoming Police Officer and a True Friend


Birthdays are a special occasion to celebrate the people we love and cherish in our lives. Today, I would like to take the opportunity to honour my friend Precious Nyong, who celebrates another year of life.

I met Precious just a few months ago, and from the moment we met, I could tell He was someone special. He has an infectious energy, and her passion for his career as a police officer is truly inspiring. His dedication to serving and protecting his community is admirable, and I have no doubt he will make a positive impact on the lives of those around him.

Aside from his professional pursuits, Precious is also an incredibly kind-hearted person. He goes out of his way to make those around him feel loved and supported, and his infectious laughter and positive attitude can turn any bad day around. He has quickly become a close friend of mine, and I am grateful for his presence in my life.

As Precious celebrates another year of life, I wish him all the best. May God bless him with good health, happiness, and success in all his endeavours. May He continue to touch the lives of those around him in positive ways and may all her dreams come true.

Precious, thank you for being such an amazing friend and for always brightening up my day. I look forward to many more laughs and good times with you in the future. Happy Birthday, my dear friend! Here’s to another year of making incredible memories and achieving your goals. Cheers to a fantastic year ahead! ???????????? #happybirthday #friends #celebration

Anti-Trans Bill in Tennessee Could Cost the State $2 Billion, Warns Fiscal Review Committee”


Tennessee’s anti-transgender bill has been making headlines for its potential to have significant consequences for the state. The proposed legislation defines “sex” as “biological anatomy at birth,” which has led to a warning from the state fiscal review committee that the bill could cost the state up to $2 billion in lost revenue.

The bill has sparked debate about the rights of transgender individuals and the financial impact of anti-transgender laws. Advocates for the bill argue that it will protect women and girls, while opponents say it will discriminate against transgender people and cost the state significant amounts of money.

The Tennessee anti-trans bill is not the first of its kind in the state. In recent years, Tennessee has passed several laws that are hostile to LGBTQ+ individuals. In 2021, a law was passed that prohibited school students from learning about LGBTQ+ topics without parental consent. Governor Bill Lee has also supported anti-transgender and anti-drag legislation in the state.

The proposed anti-transgender bill has been met with widespread opposition from both within and outside of the state. Critics of the legislation argue that it is discriminatory and will harm transgender individuals in the state. The state fiscal review committee has warned that the bill could have significant financial consequences for the state.

The state fiscal review committee’s report warned that the bill could result in increased state and local spending to be in compliance with the new law. It also stated that the bill could lead to potential civil litigation and jeopardize federal funding. The Federal Department of Education has warned that the bill could jeopardize the funding that the state’s schools receive through the Individuals with Disabilities Act and Title 1, intended to give financial assistance to low-income children.

The state health department also stands to lose $750 million in federal grant money if the bill passes because it could be out of compliance with Title X, which allows for alternate definitions of “sex,” according to the report.

Supporters of the bill argue that it is necessary to protect women and girls. Republican state Rep. Gino Bulso, who filed the bill, told WREG that he disagrees with the state fiscal review committee’s report because “the term ‘sex’ is already used repeatedly in the code.” Bulso argued that his bill is only intended to clarify what lawmakers meant when they used the word “sex” in previous state General Assemblies.

“We already have the term in the code. Our General Assembly has already meant what it has meant by use of the term in the code,” Bulso told the outlet. “The General Assembly, when it has used the term ‘sex,’ has always meant to refer to one’s biological sex.”

Critics of the bill, however, argue that it is unnecessary and discriminatory. The Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund has spoken out against the bill, arguing that it would harm transgender individuals in the state.

“The Tennessee bill is discriminatory and runs counter to the growing body of legal precedent holding that transgender people are protected under federal law from discrimination in employment, education, and other areas,” the organization said in a statement.

Brian Sullivan, director of the Trans Equality Project, told WREG that the bill “sends the message that LGBTQ Tennesseans are not wanted.”

“The proposed law is one more attempt to deny transgender Tennesseans basic human dignity and respect,” Sullivan said. “It’s a sad day when we have to fight to protect the rights of our fellow Tennesseans.”

The debate over the Tennessee anti-transgender bill is not unique to the state. Across the country, there is a growing debate about the rights of transgender individuals and the role of government in protecting those rights.

In recent years, there have been several high-profile cases involving transgender individuals and their rights. In 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Title VII of the Civi

The Ultimate Guide to Safe Sex: Everything You Need to Know”


Welcome to this article on sex education, safe sex, and much more. My name is Joseph, and I will be taking you through this informative and interactive piece on sex. Sex is a pleasurable and lovely experience, but when precautions are not taken, it can be dangerous. Therefore, it is essential to learn about safe sex practices to protect yourself and your partner from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies.

Sex is a physical act of sexual contact between two individuals that involve genitalia contact. Sexual intercourse is a natural and normal part of human sexuality and is often seen as a way to express love, intimacy, and pleasure. There are different types of sexual activities that people engage in. Here are some of the most common types of sex:

Vaginal sex: This involves the insertion of the penis into the vagina, typically leading to orgasm and potentially resulting in pregnancy.

Oral sex: This involves stimulation of the genitalia using the mouth, including fellatio (stimulation of the penis) and cunnilingus (stimulation of the clitoris/vulva).

Anal sex: This involves penetration of the anus by the penis, finger or sex toy, and can provide pleasure and orgasm for both partners.

Masturbation: This involves self-stimulation of the genitals, and can be done alone or with a partner.

Manual sex: This involves stimulation of the genitals using hands and fingers, and can be done alone or with a partner.

Group sex: This involves sexual activity with more than two people, and can take many forms, including threesomes, foursomes, and orgies.

Cybersex: This involves sexual activity conducted over the internet, such as sexting, webcamming, and virtual reality experiences.

Phone sex: This involves sexual conversation over the phone, often including explicit language and descriptions of sexual activity.

Tantra sex: This involves incorporating spiritual and meditative practices into sexual activity, with a focus on intimacy and connection between partners.

There are also different types of sex based on the type of relationship or arrangement:

Casual sex: This refers to sexual activity between individuals who are not in a committed relationship and who may not know each other very well.

Hookup sex: This refers to a one-time sexual encounter or casual sex with someone who may be a friend or an acquaintance.

Friends with benefits: This refers to a sexual relationship between two people who are friends but not in a committed romantic relationship.

Open relationship sex: This refers to sexual activity between partners who are in a committed romantic relationship but who have agreed to have sexual relationships with others.

Monogamous sex: This refers to sexual activity between two people who are in a committed romantic relationship and have agreed to be sexually exclusive with each other.

Non-monogamy and casual sex have become increasingly common in modern society, with many people embracing a more open and fluid approach to sexuality. While this can be an empowering and fulfilling experience, it is important to remember that safe sex practices are still essential to prevent the spread of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unwanted pregnancies.

Non-monogamous relationships and casual sex can be fulfilling and empowering experiences, but they should be done in a safe and responsible manner. Safe sex practices should be followed consistently, and all partners should be aware of the risks and take steps to prevent the spread of STIs and unwanted pregnancy. With proper care and communication, non-monogamous and casual relationships can be healthy and enjoyable experiences for all involved.

STIs are a major concern for those engaging in casual sex or non-monogamous relationships. Some STIs, such as HIV, can have serious health consequences if left untreated. Other STIs, such as chlamydia and gonorrhea, can be easily treated with antibiotics but may not show symptoms at first. Using condoms or other barriers during sexual activity can greatly reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting STIs.

HIV is one of the most well-known and highly stigmatized STIs. The rapid increase in HIV in society is a concerning issue that affects all individuals, including those who identify as LGBTQIA+. Studies have shown that HIV rates are higher among LGBTQIA+ individuals, particularly among men who have sex with men. This is due in part to factors such as stigma and discrimination, lack of access to healthcare, and high rates of substance use. Additionally, some individuals may not have access to information about HIV prevention methods or may not feel comfortable discussing their sexual health with their partners or healthcare providers.

To prevent the spread of HIV, individuals should get tested regularly for HIV and other STIs. This can help individuals become aware of their status and take steps to prevent the spread of the virus. Using condoms or other barriers during sexual activity can greatly reduce the risk of contracting or transmitting HIV and other STIs. Using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication that can prevent HIV infection when taken consistently is also an option. Avoiding sharing needles or other drug injection equipment and engaging in open and honest communication with sexual partners about sexual health and STI status are other important steps in preventing the spread of HIV.

It is important to remember that HIV is not a death sentence, and individuals living with HIV can lead long and healthy lives with proper treatment and care. However, prevention is key in stopping the spread of the virus, and everyone has a role to play in promoting safe and healthy sexual practices.

As a member of the LGBTQIA+ community, it is important to advocate for access to healthcare and information about HIV prevention methods, as well as reducing the stigma around HIV and other STIs. While HIV is not a death sentence, prevention is key in stopping the spread of the virus. It is important for everyone to play a role in promoting safe and healthy sexual practices.

I personally have had a sexually risky life, but I make it a point to get tested monthly and take my health seriously. There was a time when I fell ill after having unprotected sex with someone whose status was unknown to me. I was troubled and had a heavy heart. After a month, I decided to get tested, and fortunately, I was negative. I was given pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which I plan to start taking seriously. It is essential to prioritize your health and take necessary precautions, such as being on PrEP or having a partner who is HIV-negative.

If you are HIV-positive and want to engage in sexual intercourse, it is crucial to advise your partner to use a condom to prevent transmission if they are not on PrEP. While HIV is a well-known and highly stigmatized STI, there are several other STIs that can be equally as deadly and deserve attention. Syphilis, a bacterial infection that can cause serious health complications if left untreated, is one such example.

Syphilis is a highly contagious infection that is transmitted through sexual contact, including oral, anal, and vaginal sex. Symptoms often include sores or rashes on the genitals or mouth, fever, and fatigue. However, in some cases, syphilis may not show any symptoms at all, leading to a delayed diagnosis and potentially severe health consequences.

If left untreated, syphilis can lead to a range of serious health problems, including blindness, dementia, and heart disease. It can also cause serious complications in pregnancy, including stillbirth or infant death. Additionally, syphilis can increase the risk of contracting and transmitting HIV.

The increase in syphilis cases in recent years is a cause for concern, particularly among marginalized communities who may have limited access to healthcare or be stigmatized for seeking sexual health services. It is essential to prioritize regular testing and treatment for syphilis and other STIs, as well as practicing safe sex practices such as using condoms or other barriers during sexual activity.

It is also important to recognize that syphilis is not the only deadly STI. Other STIs, such as hepatitis B and C, HPV (human papillomavirus), and herpes, can also have serious health consequences and are often stigmatized and overlooked in discussions about sexual health. It is important to prioritize sexual health and well-being, including regular testing for STIs and practicing safe sex practices.

Seeking medical attention and treatment for STIs is essential in preventing the spread of infections and mitigating potential health complications. Additionally, reducing the stigma surrounding STIs can encourage individuals to seek testing and treatment, leading to better health outcomes for all.

In conclusion, while HIV remains a significant public health concern, it is important to remember that there are other deadly STIs that deserve attention and awareness. Regular testing, practicing safe sex practices, and seeking medical attention for symptoms are essential in preventing the spread of STIs and ensuring overall sexual health and well-being.

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RuPaul Slams Politicians for Drag Show Bans: A Distracting Stunt


In recent years, there has been an increasing trend of legislation targeting drag shows and transgender individuals. These bans are being passed and considered by lawmakers across the United States, creating an environment of fear and discrimination for members of the LGBTQ+ community. In the face of this, one of the best-known drag queens, RuPaul, has been speaking out in defense of drag shows and the rights of transgender individuals.

In a video shared to his Instagram account, RuPaul defended drag shows and called out what he referred to as “stunt queen” politicians. He criticized the recent legislation that targets drag shows and suggested that it is a technique used to distract from the real issues that lawmakers should be focusing on such as job security, healthcare, and keeping our children safe at school.

RuPaul’s statement highlights the need to focus on the real issues facing society, rather than targeting marginalized groups as a means of creating distractions. This is a powerful message that highlights the importance of accepting and respecting all individuals, regardless of their gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other factor that makes them unique.

The impact of discriminatory legislation on the LGBTQ+ community

The recent trend of legislation targeting the LGBTQ+ community has been a cause for concern. These laws have a profound impact on the lives of individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community. They create a sense of fear and uncertainty, and they send a message that LGBTQ+ individuals are not valued as equal members of society.

One of the most significant impacts of these laws is on the mental health of individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. Studies have shown that individuals who identify as members of the LGBTQ+ community are at a higher risk of experiencing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and suicidal ideation. The passing of discriminatory laws only exacerbates this risk, as individuals may feel isolated, stigmatized, and afraid.

In addition to the impact on mental health, discriminatory laws can also have a significant impact on the physical safety of individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. For example, laws that target transgender individuals can make it more difficult for them to access healthcare and other essential services. This can put their health and wellbeing at risk, as they may be unable to receive the care they need to maintain their health and wellbeing.

The importance of drag shows in promoting acceptance and equality

RuPaul’s defense of drag shows is significant because drag shows have played an important role in promoting acceptance and equality for members of the LGBTQ+ community. Drag shows provide a space for individuals to express themselves and celebrate their gender identity in a supportive and accepting environment. They also serve as a platform for activism, allowing drag performers to use their art to raise awareness about important issues facing the LGBTQ+ community.

Furthermore, drag shows help to challenge gender norms and promote the idea that gender is a fluid and multifaceted concept. This is particularly important for transgender individuals, who often face discrimination and stigma due to their gender identity. By challenging traditional gender roles and celebrating gender diversity, drag shows help to create a more accepting and inclusive society.

RuPaul’s statement on the importance of drag shows highlights the need to protect these spaces and ensure that they are accessible to all individuals who want to express themselves and celebrate their gender identity. It is essential that lawmakers recognize the importance of drag shows in promoting acceptance and equality and work to protect these spaces from discriminatory legislation.

The need for acceptance and respect

At its core, RuPaul’s statement is a call for acceptance and respect for all individuals, regardless of their gender identity or sexual orientation. Discriminatory legislation sends a message that members of the LGBTQ+ community are not valued as equal members of society. This message has far-reaching implications, impacting everything from mental health to physical safety.

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Uganda’s Anti-Gay Bill Puts LGBT Rights in Jeopardy Amid Broader Crackdown


Uganda has long been known for its harsh stance against the LGBTQ+ community. Recently, the country’s parliament introduced the Anti-Homosexuality Bill of 2023, which seeks to further criminalize same-sex conduct, including the introduction of the death penalty for same-sex relations. This bill is not the first attempt by parliament to recriminalize homosexuality since the 2014 Anti-Homosexuality Act was struck down, as evidenced by the passing of the Sexual Offenses Bill in 2021.

These attempts to further criminalize same-sex conduct have resulted in an increase in arbitrary arrests, police abuse and extortion, loss of employment, evictions and homelessness, and scores of people fleeing the country. The Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF), an LGBT and sex-worker-rights group, has also faced scrutiny and investigation, with accusations that the group facilitated the passing of a district bylaw aimed at protecting key populations, including gender and sexual minorities, from HIV and tuberculosis.

The situation has been exacerbated by senior government officials, with the deputy commander of land forces in the Ugandan military calling for the exclusion of gay people from receiving health services and the state minister for sports calling for the introduction of the death penalty for same-sex conduct. The targeting of a vulnerable minority and distracting attention from a broader crackdown on rights groups is an all too familiar tactic employed by the Ugandan government.

The continued criminalization of same-sex conduct and crackdowns on sexual minorities in Uganda threatens the basic human rights of all individuals. Civil society groups in Uganda and the international community should be alarmed by this signal of increased repression and the stifling of opposition voices and civil society groups across the board. It is imperative that we stand together in support of the LGBTQ+ community and work towards ensuring that their basic human rights are protected.

This latest bill is part of a broader crackdown on civil society groups in Uganda, with authorities targeting human rights organizations that work to support LGBT and sex-worker rights. The Ugandan government’s actions should be a cause for concern among civil society groups in the country and internationally, as it signals increased repression and the stifling of opposition voices and civil society groups across the board.

Happy International women’s day 2023


Dear readers,

Today is a special day . It is a day to acknowledge the achievements of women around the world and to reflect on the progress that has been made towards gender equality. However, it is also a day to recognize the challenges that women still face and to commit to working towards a more just and equal world for all.

Imagine a world where gender equality is a reality. A world where everyone is free from bias, stereotypes, and discrimination based on their gender identity or expression. A world that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion, and values every individual for who they are.

In this world, women and girls are not limited by gender-based barriers that restrict their opportunities for education, employment, and leadership. They are able to pursue their dreams and aspirations without fear of harassment or violence, and their contributions are valued and recognized equally to those of men.

Such a world may seem like an idealistic vision, but it is a vision that we can strive towards. It requires collective action from individuals, communities, organizations, and governments around the world. We must all work together to challenge gender bias and discrimination, to promote diversity and inclusion, and to create a world where everyone can thrive.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day 2023, let us remember that this day belongs to everyone, everywhere. It is a day to raise awareness about discrimination, to celebrate women’s achievements, and to take action to drive gender parity. We must also recognize that inclusion means that all IWD actions are valid, regardless of gender identity or expression.

To embrace equity, we must start by acknowledging the systemic barriers that exist and the ways in which they impact different groups of people. We must listen to the voices of marginalized communities, and work together to dismantle these barriers and create a more just and equal world.

One of the most critical steps we can take towards gender equality is to promote education and equal access to opportunities for women and girls. When girls are educated, they are more likely to participate in the workforce, make informed decisions about their health, and contribute to their communities. This, in turn, has a positive impact on economic growth, social development, and sustainable development. It is essential that we invest in education for girls and women, especially in regions where they face significant barriers to accessing education.

Another critical area for action is to address gender-based violence and harassment. Violence against women is a global epidemic that affects women and girls of all ages, races, and socioeconomic backgrounds. It is a violation of human rights, and it has serious consequences for women’s physical and mental health, as well as their ability to participate fully in society. We must work together to end all forms of violence against women and girls, and to ensure that survivors have access to justice, support, and resources.

In addition to promoting education and addressing violence against women, we must also work towards greater representation and leadership for women in all areas of society. This includes promoting women’s participation in politics, business, and other areas of leadership, as well as ensuring that women’s voices are heard and their perspectives are included in decision-making processes.

Finally, we must work towards creating more inclusive and diverse communities, where difference is valued and celebrated. This means challenging our own biases and assumptions, and committing to continuous learning and growth. It means recognizing the unique contributions that each individual can make, regardless of their gender identity, race, ethnicity, religion, or other characteristics.

As we work towards a more just and equal world, we must remember that progress is not always linear. There will be setbacks and obstacles along the way, but we must stay committed to our vision of a world where everyone can thrive. We must also recognize that the fight for gender equality is interconnected with other social justice issues, such as racial justice, LGBTQ+ rights, and disability rights. We must work together to create a more just and equal world for all.

In conclusion, International Women’s Day 2023 is a reminder that the fight for gender equality is far from over. We must continue to work together to challenge gender bias and discrimination, to promote diversity and inclusion, and to create a world where everyone can thrive By working together to forge women’s equality, we can create a better world for ourselves and future generations. Let us celebrate the achievements of women, raise awareness about discrimination, and take action towards a more just and equitable world. Together, we can embrace equity and create a world that is free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.

On behalf of the Lerion Jake Nwauda team, I want to wish every woman out there a happy International Women’s Day. This is a day to celebrate the incredible contributions that women make to our world, and to reflect on the progress that we have made towards gender equality. It is also a day to recommit ourselves to the work that still needs to be done, to ensure that every woman and girl can live a life free from discrimination and oppression.

As the founder of the Lerion Jake Nwauda team,

I want to take a moment to recognize two very special women in my life – my dear sister and my lovely mom. To my sister, I want to say that you are an inspiration to me and to so many others. You are strong, intelligent, and compassionate, and you have achieved so much already in your life. I know that you will continue to make a difference in the world, and I am proud to call you my sister.

To my mom, I want to say that you are the backbone of our family. You have always been there for us, through the good times and the bad. You have taught us the value of hard work, perseverance, and kindness. You are an incredible role model, not just for your children, but for everyone who knows you. I am grateful for everything you have done for us, and I love you more than words can say.

As we celebrate International Women’s Day, let us remember that there are still many challenges facing women and girls around the world. From gender-based violence and discrimination to unequal access to education and healthcare, we must continue to work together to address these issues and to create a more just and equal world.

But let us also celebrate the progress that we have made. Women have made incredible strides in recent decades, breaking down barriers and achieving successes that were once thought impossible. We have seen women rise to positions of leadership in politics, business, and other fields. We have seen women speak out against harassment and violence, and demand that their voices be heard.

And we have seen the power of women coming together, supporting each other, and advocating for change. This is the essence of International Women’s Day – a day when women around the world come together to celebrate each other’s achievements, to support each other’s struggles, and to demand a better future for all.

So let us continue to work towards a world where every woman and girl can live a life free from discrimination and oppression. Let us celebrate the incredible contributions that women make to our world, and let us recommit ourselves to the work that still needs to be done. Together, we can create a world where women and girls can thrive, and where diversity, equity, and inclusion are celebrated and valued.

Happy International Women’s Day to all!

Arkansas Senate Passes Bill Criminalizing Transgender People Using Public Restrooms


Arkansas Senate Approves Controversial Bill Criminalizing Transgender People Using Public Restrooms

The Arkansas Senate has passed a bill that would criminalize transgender people using restrooms that correspond with their gender identity, with critics calling it one of the most extreme measures of its kind in the United States. The bill, which won the approval of the majority-Republican Senate on a 19-7 vote, would allow someone to be charged with misdemeanor sexual indecency with a child if they use a public restroom or changing room “of the opposite sex while knowing a minor of the opposite sex is present.” The bill will now be considered by the majority-GOP House.

Critics of the bill argue that it is an attack on transgender people and their rights to exist publicly. They also note that this bill is one of many introduced this year targeting transgender people’s rights, with at least 155 similar bills introduced so far in 2023.

Republican Sen. John Payton, the bill’s sponsor, argues that the measure is narrowly crafted and would only apply when minors are present. He also acknowledges that it would be difficult to prosecute someone for violating the restriction. However, Sen. Joshua Bryant, the only Republican who voted against the bill, argues that the measure would allow someone to be prosecuted regardless of their intent.

The bill goes even further than a North Carolina bathroom law that was enacted in 2016 and later repealed following widespread boycotts and protests. That law did not include any criminal penalties.

The passage of this bill raises concerns about the ongoing push to limit transgender people’s rights across the country. Advocates for transgender rights argue that such measures only serve to discriminate against and further marginalize an already vulnerable population.

Breaking Down Barriers with Compassion and Understanding


It can be difficult for members of the LGBTQIA community to find mental health care that is affirming and inclusive. This is often because providers lack understanding of the unique needs of this population. In order to provide the best possible care, it is important for providers to be aware of the barriers that members of the LGBTQIA community face in accessing mental health services. One barrier that members of the LGBTQIA community may face is rejection from family and friends. This can lead to feelings of isolation and loneliness, which can worsen mental health symptoms. Additionally, members of the LGBTQIA community may also experience discrimination and violence. This can cause a great deal of stress and anxiety, which can trigger or exacerbate mental health conditions.

Another barrier that members or the LGBTQIA community may face is a lack of affirming mental health providers. This can make it difficult to find someone who truly understands their experience and can provide quality care. Additionally, many mental health providers are not trained in working with LGBTQIA patients, which can make receiving care more difficult.

breaking down barriers with compassion and understanding requires empathy, knowledge, and sensitivity. First and foremost, it’s important that providers show empathy towards their patients by listening non-judgmentally and being respectful of their experiences. It’s also important for providers to have knowledge about the unique challenges faced by members of the LGBTQIA community so that they can better understand their needs. Finally, providers must be sensitive to the fact that

Prevention and Self-Care Strategies for Mental Health and Well-being

It is essential for everyone to take care of their mental health and wellbeing, but this is especially true for members of the LGBTQIA community. This community often faces discrimination, violence, and exclusion, which can lead to higher rates of anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues.

That’s why it’s so important to learn about and implement prevention and self-care strategies that promote mental health and well-being. Some key things to keep in mind include:

1. Seek out social support

Find a supportive community of friends, family, or others who understand and accept you for who you are. These relationships can provide valuable social support, which is essential for good mental health.

2. Take care of your physical health

Eat a healthy diet, exercise regularly, get enough sleep, and avoid substances that can harm your body or mind. Taking care of your physical health is an important part of taking care of your mental health.

3. Manage stress effectively

Stress is a normal part of life, but it can become overwhelming if not managed properly. Identify healthy coping mechanisms that work for you (e.g., deep breathing exercises, journaling) and use them when needed.

4.Be mindful of your thoughts and emotions

Try to be aware of your thoughts and emotions without judgment or criticism. Accepting yourself – flaws and all – is an important step in promoting mental health and wellbeing.”

Access to Mental Health Resources in the LGBTQIA Community

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), “LGBTQIA individuals are more likely than those in the general population to experience anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).” In fact, research has shown that members of the LGBTQIA community are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their heterosexual counterparts. Given these statistics, it is clear that members of the LGBTQIA community face unique mental health challenges that must be addressed.

There are a number of barriers that prevent LGBTQIA individuals from accessing quality mental health care. These include but are not limited to: potential discrimination from mental health providers, lack of knowledge about available resources, and financial constraints. Additionally, many members of the LGBTQIA community experiences “minority stress” which refers to the chronic stressors that result from living in a society that is hostile or indifferent to one’s minority status. This can lead to feelings of isolation and anxiety, further exacerbating mental health issues.

Fortunately, there are steps being taken to reduce these barriers and promote mental health and well-being in the LGBTQIA community. For example, many healthcare providers are now undergoing training on how to provide culturally competent care for sexual and gender minorities. In addition, organizations such as NAMI offer support groups and educational programs specifically for LGBTQIA individuals and their loved ones. Finally, there is an increasing number of insurance plans that offer coverage for mental health services targeting the LGBTIQ

Outreach Initiatives to Support Mental Health and Wellness

Mental health and wellness is an important issue for everyone, but it is especially crucial for members of the LGBTQIA community. Due to the discrimination and stigma they face on a daily basis, LGBTQIA individuals are at a higher risk for mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. outreach initiatives that provide support and resources for mental health and wellness can help to break down the barriers that members of the LGBTQIA community face.

One way to promote mental health and wellness in the LGBTQIA community is through educational outreach initiatives. These programs aim to educate individuals about the unique challenges that members of the LGBTQIA community face with regards to mental health and wellness. By increasing understanding and awareness, these programs can help to reduce stigma and encourage more people to seek out assistance if needed.

Another type of outreach initiative that can be helpful for promoting mental health in the LGBTQIA community is peer support groups. These groups provide a safe and supportive space for individuals to share their experiences and connect with others who understand what they are going through. Peer support groups can play an important role in helping people to manage their mental health challenges and feel less alone.

There are many other ways that outreach initiatives can support mental health in the LGBTQIA community. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, there are resources available to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out for assistance if you need it.

Promoting Mental Health and Well-Being In The LGBTQIA Community


Promoting mental health and well-being in the LGBTQIA community begins by understanding the everyday challenges they face. It is important to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels accepted, respected, and supported. By providing resources such as support groups, hotlines, and counseling services people can learn how to cope with their issues while increasing self-love and self-acceptance. With a little compassion and understanding we can break down barriers that prevent marginalized communities from getting the help they need.