Gay Love in History, Take 1

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Once upon a time, my Chinese best friend (a.k.a eccentric Chinese) and I were in my room googling for pictures of hot African guys. While agreeing who was hot and who wasn’t and complaining that a lot of the men were too muscular, we stumbled across this. I initially did not want to click on the link because silly me I did not want my friend to have a negative view of Africans but she insisted and together we watched the video. After watching it, my friend was so disgusted. She wondered aloud what they were thinking saying that homosexuality was unnatural when it ‘even happens in the animal kingdom’. I agreed with her saying that even if we put the animal kingdom aside, homosexuality exists in almost every culture and has been practiced throughout history.

And I think that is it for me. While others fight homophobia by…

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African Love?

African Love?.

Love is not safe, love is dangerous. It is deceitfully sweet like the wine from a fresh palm tree at dawn. Love is fine for singing about and love songs are good to listen to, sometimes even to dance to. But when we have to count on human strength, and when we have to count pennies for food for our stomachs and clothes for our backs ,love is nothing. Ah the last man any woman should think of marrying is a man she loves…Ama Ata Aidoo