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ABSTRACT

Using two western television series Empire and How to Get Away with Murder, this study sought to determine how Nigerian student audiences in the Ekehuan Campus of the University of Benin perceive queer culture in transnational media. Employing research instruments in a survey design, the study reveal noticeable disparities in the reaction of viewers to the first queer scene and their subsequent reactions as they continued with the series. Data revealed that there was a drop in the percentage of respondents who reacted negatively at first, as it seems they became more comfortable with the homosexual and scenes in the media programmes. The study thus verified the role of the media in socialising and agenda-setting, because transnational media have not only enabled the university student audiences to socialise with queerness, but they have also set the agenda for them to be more comfortable with seeing queerness in media programmes.

 KEYWORDS: Transnational Media, Queerness, Homosexuality, Africa, Culture

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