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#HowIResist Campaign 2

It is time to look inwards into the deplorable mess of cultural, religious and legal restrictions that we have tired ourselves in and open our hearts, minds and spirits to the joy, progress and advancement that truly equitable and fair laws can bring to a thirsty nation.

That is not a gay agenda. That is an equality agenda. It is not an equal debate if those who are against gay peoples have rights and freedoms that gay people don’t have. You are able to get married, walk about freely, speak openly about who you had a date with yesterday, but they can’t. How can you quarrel with them wanting that? How is that a ‘bad’ ‘agenda’?

Ladies and gentlemen, you cannot love a person if you deny the person rights and freedoms just because you don’t approve of how they live their lives.

That is not love. That is wickedness. – Chude Jideonwo

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#HowIResist

Loving and staying happy seems to be restricted to a certain community. Why does love have to come with segregation and unacceptance? The society is the demon, they say, but did you try to fight it?

I resist the anti-LGBT clime by not letting the society be the deciding factor on my happiness, on whom I love and who I should be with. I resist by staying true to myself until the war fades and a rescue team comes by.

Love is Love. Let’s keep preaching this. – Becca W.

#HowIResist

I resist by speaking up more and educating this monochrome society on why my multi-coloured love is indelible. – Bloom

#HowIResist

In my own little space, I Resist, by refusing to let society’s homophobia filter through. I will keep my fight against the pressure to conform. Not to bend to the standards society has set for me as a (gay) man but to teach Love and Acceptance of one’s true self to all who care to listen; because in doing this, I create a better environment for my unborn kids (gay or straight) to thrive. – Brad

#HowIResist

Realizing I am different had me depressed for a long time. Denying who I am almost brought the blades to my wrists.

Now I wake up every morning, accepting who I am, walking the streets with my head held high. Without a care in the world. Brave enough to not conform to societal norms. Resisting makes me the best version of myself. – Brandon

I’ve always been a strong lad. I was harassed and called all sorts of names in my senior secondary school and university days, but I swept it all under my feet.

I believe that success is a battle tool and being successful in my field as a gay man has made my life beautiful and exciting because everyone wants to be associated with me and my brand; regardless of my sexuality.

This is #HowIResist – Brown

About shakespeareanwalter

Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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