Today, I saw yet another comment on a blog, from a concerned Nigerian saying that ‘gays were an abomination, and should keep their business behind closed doors’.
I have visions of a tomorrow where the stories from the land of my ancestors celebrate the lives of everyone, regardless of them being gay or lesbian.
I have visions of a tomorrow, where parents, uncles, aunties and neighbors stand and speak up against any form of homophobia that is uttered in their presence.
I have visions of a tomorrow where my fellow Nigerian gay men and lesbian sisters will come out with Pride and let everyone know that we are no abomination and certainly not a Western phenomenon.
A tomorrow, where we will be welcomed to sit at the family table, with our husband, wife, partner, lover or companion.
A tomorrow, where my sexuality is accepted, the same way my being left-handed is now accepted, in a culture that once considered this a sign of evil.
But, it is not yet tomorrow. Today, I will simply sit and compose my response to yet another homophobic comment on a blog, from yet another concerned Nigerian, and let it be known that I am not an abomination and that my sexuality is a human right.