Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi has organised the first Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) event in Lagos, Nigeria.
Concise News learnt that the event which was tagged “Night of Diversity 2019” held on Tuesday, October 29.
Alimi took to his Instastory to say he never thought the LGBT event could be held in Nigeria.
He wrote “I am so emotional this morning. Never thought that last night was going to be possible in Lagos and in Nigeria in my lifetime.
“We organised a LGBT event and the crowd came out for it, both straight and LGBT, people came out”.
It was gathered that the event was made possible in partnership with Elton John AIDS Foundation.
Alimi is also a public speaker; blog writer and HIV/LGBT advocate who gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out of the closet on television.
His decision to publicly disclose that he is gay generated both admiration and death threats and he was Consequently, disowned by his family and most of his friends.
He, however, got married to his spouse, Anthony Davis in 2016.