Wednesday, 2 July 2014
Nigerian Bisi Alimi Named Among Most Influential Gay Persons in the World
Nigerian LGBT activist, Bisi Alimi has been named among the top 100 most influential gay persons in the world, according to a newly published list of 2014′s leading LGBT figures worldwide. Bisi was listed for being the first Nigerian to come out as gay on national TV and he's sitting on the #77 spot.
Published by The Guardian on the weekend that Gay Pride marches were taking place across the globe, the title claimed its World Pride Power List came ‘at a time where homosexuality remains illegal in 80 countries’. Adding that: “The list is a chance to celebrate what has been, and is being, done to promote equality.”
Also on the list are Ellen Degeneres, 2014 Eurovision winner Conchita, Elton John, Laverne Cox and Prison Break star, Wentworth Miller .