In a tweet that has since garnered over twenty-two thousand likes, four thousand two hundred retweets, and over seven hundred comments, tweeter user @vincentdesmond_ made a tweet calling for a queer Nigerian thread. In response, the queers got in formation, shut down the homophobes that tried creeping in, and showed everyone a community made up of brave, creative, beautiful people. We love to see it!
let’s start a queer Nigerian thread 👀 pic.twitter.com/9udMZnD9Ic
— baby gay (@vincentdesmond_) July 2, 2020
The Bold and the Beautiful
— LOLU🍭🍭 (@LoluVanGei) July 2, 2020
— sk_laws (@ayoo_lawson) July 2, 2020
Hiiii. You rang ?!!? pic.twitter.com/j7h4IoD2mD
— Plant Based Prophetess 🧚🏾♀️🌱 (@kidandfro) July 3, 2020
Hi there pic.twitter.com/N0EQqVp0IF
— Raldie Young (@raldieyoung) July 3, 2020
— black supremacist ✊🏾 (@ekansthepokemon) July 2, 2020
this thread deserves to be etched into history. pic.twitter.com/1QCcRoCP0S
— فاطمة من البحر (@tchhnnh) July 2, 2020
I hope my therapist thinks this counts as putting myself out there 🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/t7kyYs3uoH
— HIP-HOP HARRY STAN ACCOUNT (@florrenceeaa) July 2, 2020
Shit! It’s already 10pm into the thread, but I’m dropping in anyway🤗🌈🇳🇬 pic.twitter.com/AM1cAkZgEd
— Exotic Dray (@exoticdray) July 3, 2020
Flawed but we move 🥰🥰🥰🥰 pic.twitter.com/FYNBkqMORb
— Ayo (@Hardeslaw) July 3, 2020
— Melenated Martian (@MelanatedM_) July 3, 2020
The beauty of this thread lies in the diversity, beauty, and bravery of a community that faces marginilization everyday but still stand tall in their call for a revolution of authenticity. We applaud their courage and their ingenuity in finding a safe space amidst it all, and we are grateful to be a witness to their journey.
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