Queer is an umbrella term for sexual and gender minorities who are not heterosexual!
As tension intensifies into the Second (2nd) week of the #EndSARS peaceful protest which has drawn the attention of international communities, there are now attempts to circumvent its original purpose which is to #EndBadGovernance and #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigeria with a 5of5 put forward by the Nigerian Youths. (See Here)
The feminist coalition in an attempt to show solidarity tweeted:
Our communal fight to #EndSARS is inclusive of the LGBTQ+ community who are also harassed, assaulted and killed by police. They deserve the same justice we seek & even more so, as they are also a target of the law.
You can’t be what you fight against! #QueerNigerianlivesmatter
In response to the tweet above, @seye_oyekunle tweeted:
We Appreciate all the work done by @feminist_co but I’m EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED at the Tweet made by them. This Protest is about #EndSARS. We Appreciate Queer & LGBT but this Protest is NOT about #QueerNigerianlivesmatter WE ARE LOSING FOCUS #EndPoliceBrutalityinNigera
The question now beckons: “Are we Losing focus of why we started this peaceful protest, ab initio!” or Was this the plan from the beginning?