(The irony. How sad, when Osumare, means ‘Rainbow’ in ‘Yoruba’, where it’s from. And, ‘Osumare’, a deity (like Sango, Obatala, Yemoja, and etc) who balances feminine and masculine energy, is also an androgynous god whose signature is the rainbow. The same signature of the lgbtqia+ appropriated in the west.
Yet, some of my people, still dismiss, and truely perish; for lack of knowlege).
No thanks, to white jesus and it’s phonie bolonie, idealogy to suppress, oppress and control my people, with a form of christianity, that will white wash it’s indegenious ways, customs and practices for power and control. GTFOH. The Arabs, are no saints either and just as hypocritical.
I never felt, or was made to feel different, in Africa, until my encounter with homophobia in Europe later on in life. Coloniliasm and slavery did a no on us Africans, just as much as the white Jesus they gave us. My research led me – here.
To break it down: LGBTQIA+
L – LESBIANS, G – GAY, B – BISEXUALS, T – TRANSGENDERED, Q – QUEER / QUESTIONING, I – INTERSECTIONS, A+ – ALLIES (& Supporters) ..’
One notably ‘‘explicit” Bushmen painting, which depicts African men engaging in same-sex sexual activity
In the late 1640s, a Dutch military attaché documented Nzinga, a warrior woman in the Ndongo kingdom of the Mbundu, who ruled as ‘‘king” rather than ‘‘queen”, dressed as a man and surrounded herself with a harem of young men who dressed as women and who were her ‘‘wives”.
Eighteenth century anthropologist, Father J-B. Labat, documented the Ganga-Ya-Chibanda, presiding priest of the Giagues, a group within the Congo kingdom, who routinely cross-dressed and was referred to as ‘‘grandmother”.
In traditional, monarchical Zande culture, anthropological records described homosexuality as ‘‘indigenous”. The Azande of the Northern Congo ‘‘routinely married” younger men who functioned as temporary wives – a practise that was institutionalised to such an extent that warriors would pay ‘‘brideprice” to the young man”s parents.
Amongst Bantu-speaking Pouhain farmers (Bene, Bulu, Fang, Jaunde, Mokuk, Mwele, Ntum and Pangwe) in present-day Gabon and Cameroon, homosexual intercourse was known as bian nkû”ma– a medicine for wealth which was transmitted through sexual activity between men.
Similarly in Uganda, amongst the Nilotico Lango, men who assumed ‘‘alternative gender status” were known as mukodo dako. They were treated as women and were permitted to marry other men.
Jesuit working in Southern Africa in 1606 described finding ‘‘Chibadi, which are Men attired like Women, and behave themselves womanly, ashamed to be called men”.
In the early 17th century in present-day Angola, Portuguese priests Gaspar Azevereduc and Antonius Sequerius encountered men who spoke, sat and dressed like women, and who entered into marriage with men. Such marriages were ‘‘honored and even prized”.
In the Iteso communities, based in northwest Kenya and Uganda, same-sex relations existed amongst men who behaved as and were socially accepted as women.
Same-sex practises were also recorded among the Banyoro and the Langi.
In pre-colonial Benin, homosexuality was seen as a phase that boys passed through and grew out of.
There were practises of female-female marriages amongst the Nandi and …
Kisii of Kenya, as well as the
the Igbo of Nigeria,
the Nuer of Sudan and
the Kuria of Tanzania.
Among Cape Bantu, lesbianism was ascribed to women who were in the process of becoming chief diviners, known as isanuses.
The next time you harrass or gaslight any lgbqia+ person with the bible, according to white jesus, remember this post. Because, unless you are stoning all the females in your familiy who are not virgins; on their wedding nights, as the bible commands, according to white jesus, you are a flaming hypocrite. I do not suppose you have a monopoly on grace now. Do you? Realtalk ..’✍🏿
Everybody wants to be loved. Even lgbtqia+. folks. No misogyny, racism, violence or homophobia on my posts. Don’t ask for what you can’t give ..’ It’s an instant block ..’ ✍🏿🙏🏿
To the abusers – I made no norms. I shared history. Take it to the alter and the ancestors. Not me. Truth hurts. The lie is worse.
Evil has no color and evil is smart. This post is to raise awareness and troubleshoot solutions. Not anarchy and mischief. Live and let live. I do not care what your orientation, colour, class, or creed is. Respect is a two way street.
For real thou. If you are going to be self righteous, holy and pious, why lose the argument by throwing childish tantrums when facts say otherwise?
Then, run off like a cry baby. Lets have a grown up conversation like adults.
Maybe if some of our inept African leaders were not consumed with looting the treasury with greed we might have some funds left to build schools and institutions of higher learning, for real history; unlike mental slavery from bad religion.
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Love And Hippop did a great job bringing this to light. Utter respect to the producers and cast. God bless you. Miles & Milan’s relationship journey was a FIRST for “Love & Hip Hop”. #ProudTogether #LHHH
Broadly speaking, from experience. This is my take. I say this to those in the closet proverbially. So you are street, flying the hipop flag, which is about realness, but you are gay/bi, in the closet. Explain that part of the bull sh*t I missed. All that tough exterior, but broken, inside. Who is the butt of the joke? This is indicative of our black communities. It is not right. Bucking!!!I feel for you if this is who you are. Give it to God. Lives are destroyed and broken behind this fassad. It is an insidious unhealthy contradiction. Especially, if you are a homophobic, downlow, black man. I love my #lgbtqia+ life. Read a book. Educate your mind. Get it out of mental slavery and religious dogma according to white jesus. Free your soul. Live. There are many gangstars caught up in this prison. In their mind, they believe; nobody knows. So sad. It is time. Love is love. Everybody knows.Miles & Milan’s relationship journey was a FIRST for “Love & Hip Hop”. #ProudTogether #LHH. Watch their storyline here. Cognitive Dissonance Vs Toxic Masculinity:
The truth can not lie because love is the truth. You can lie but – ‘Love, will take over ..’ – Aremuorin
Did you know that some religious people are the worst hypocrites you’d ever meet? According to the xtain faith, sex out side marriage is a sin.
Yet; half the human race accept this as a norm. In fact; you are made to feel awkward; otherwise if you aren’t participating.
These are the same group of people who would enrage disspeakable hate towards gays and prostitutes – even thou; Jesus’s Nan, was a whore and his best mate. Explain.
It really ticks me off, in biblical and mammoth proportions ..’ Brings a new meaning to, sweep around your own front door, before you sweep around mine!
Read Isiaiah 64:6 “All of us have become like one who is unclean, and all our righteous acts are like filthy rags; we all shrivel up like a leaf, and like the wind our sins sweep us away.”
They always skip this part and rush straight to the condemnation and judgment part; of the gospels when the fundamentals; are loving your neighbours, as yourself. The greatest of all their theologies and religions. Thank you Jesus for the cross and repentance by faith. We are made whole again. I believe.
No condemnation. Salvation is free! Freely it was given ..’ That’s what love would do. God Is Love. Believe. Amen. #MercyfulGrace #Bad #Religion This post is to highlight the particular antiquated traditional practises against Africans in the African community.
Watch more on my recent facebook live about homophobia and bad religion – here.
#Aremuorin #Education #AbuseIsAbuse #Lgbtqia
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There are tonnes of black gay, bi men & women and sorts all around you, in low and high places, but you do not want see. You rather have the lie and live the fairy tale. So life gladly feeds it to you.
Billy Porter did not marry for 27 years and lie to himself but he was held prisoner to the ideation that he was not masculine enough to fit in untill his 40’s; and he made more money, than when he was in the closet, broke and bankrupt, fiending. This is why my “Tom Girl”, African behind is fiending nothing for anyone.
Osumare (the Androgenous God that balances feminine and masculine energy) in African folk history is the personification of the Lgbtq appropriated in the west.
Intrinsic-Powers that some of you are self-hating because of epigenetics and the trauma of bucking that Africans ought to otherwise; harness, utilise, mobilise and monetise all the way into the sunset conglomerating feasible multi-billion pound industries like “Rupaul” & “Tyler Perry” – because of Grace.
The last time I checked, the “Eve Gene” preceeds White Jesus.
Some #Africans have come a long way from self hate, antiquated ignorance and prejudices. This selfie I took at the African dialogue was lit. Yoweri Museveni knew real history & the bible like abc.
“Audit what you have inherited from your fathers cuz it might be out of date ..” – Yoweri Museveni, Uganda President.
Thanks for the invite to the organisers. I sat one row, head to head; directly behind this amazing man. His official aid was the only head bwtween us. If my phone wasn’t flat I would have taken a dozen of these. Gratitudes ✍🏿🙏🏿.
If You Need Me – (the Mixtape) out: 1-25-2020: Prelude to #OblivionEp.
And although there is much more work to do, Rome was not built im a day!