Anglican Bishop Okoh states that Nigeria is at risk from an "invading army of homosexuality, lesbianism and bisexual lifestyle." read about ANGLICAN Archbishop Okoh/Nigeria and his ¨War on Homosexuality¨ HERE
Today's Out Spotlight is a Nigerian-born civil rights activist, and was the first gay Nigerian man to be interviewed on national TV in Nigeria.
Bisi Alimi was born in Nigeria in 1975, grew up and went on to attend the University of Lagos (Nigeria) pursuing a degree in theater. While as a student in 2003, he was outed by the university's student newspaper during student government elections.
Homosexual activity is illegal in Nigeria, the conservative influences of the Muslim faith in the north and a large Christian presence in the south. It is punishable by death by stoning in all 12 states, or being sentenced up to 14 years of imprisonment. There is no legal protection against discrimination for LGBT Nigerians. Very few are out, and violence against those in the LGBT community is frequent. Legislation is pending to criminalize same-sex marriage throughout Nigeria.
Alimi was expelled from university in 2004, before he was able to receive his degree.
Later that year, he was selected to be the Nigerian face of homosexuality at the fourth National Conference on HIV/AIDS in Abuja. Also that year, he was brought onto Funmi Iyanda's New Dawn talk show on the Nigerian Television Authority and it was here that he publicly came out before the nation and asked for acceptance from the public...get to know Bisi Alimi, read the whole interview HERE
· Thanks to African Activist, sidebar
· Thanks to Funmi Iyanda, Nigeria
· Thanks to Bisi Alimi, Nigerian Activist
· Thanks to Amplifying Africa's LGBTI Voices
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