TIERS IDAHO Day SpecialMay 16, 2014
TIERs IDAHOT day tagged “freedom of Expression” will be a showcasing selected variance of activities which would be used to depict negativity of homophobia and promotion of acceptance in any society. TIERs is delighted to express this through art, and other forms of creativity.
Book Reading: Jude Dibia’s Walking with Shadows
Ebele Njoko had survived a forlorn and poignant childhood, concealing a secret he could not explain and craving the love and approval of his parents. Years later he reinvents himself and is now known and respected as Adrian Njoko, father, husband, brother and mentor. One phone call and his life as he knows it is changed forever. In coming to terms with his dark secret Adrian is forced to choose between keeping his family or accepting a life of possible loneliness and rejection.
Movie screening: BASHMENT
J. J. (Joel Dommett) is on the cusp of wowing the crowds and winning the Urban Slam finals with his lyrical prowess. However, not only is he white, he’s also from the countryside, and furthermore he’s gay – three things that don’t mix well in London’s outlaw urban music scene. After outing himself on stage and falling foul of rivals, the Illford Illmaniacs, the savage beating of his boyfriend Orlando (Marcus Kai) changes all their lives forever as adversity forces them to tackle their own perceptions of sexuality, race, and class in ways they could never have imagined.
Talk Show based on societal acceptance and internal homophobia
The talk show will be focusing on the message of the movie (Bashment) and the general perception of homosexuality in the Nigeria context, the show will feature guests with different perception of acceptance of gays persons in Nigeria, and discussing ways through which acceptance of such sexual minorities can be best achieve in a society such as Nigeria.
This show would be as informal as possible to give room for effective participation of all present and a forum for answer and questions relating to current situation faced by LGBTI persons in Nigeria.
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