Bisi Alimi – Nigeria

‘An angelic trouble maker incarnate’, Bisi Alimi is a Nigerian gay rights activist, public speaker, blogger, HIV/LGBT advocate and Aspen Institute Fellow. He gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out on national television.  

Now based in London, he consults with the World Bank, writes for outlets like The Guardian and Project Syndicate, and has been profiled by international media including the BBC World Service, Washington Post and NPR.

 He is the co-founder of Rainbow Intersection, a dialogue about race, culture and sexuality in Britain and the Executive Director of Bisi Alimi Foundation.

The fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List – 33 inspiring people from around the world promoting freedom, equality and LGBT rights every day.

In 2016 we launched a global social media campaign and asked our global network to help us find inspiring people who are using culture to promote freedom and equality, who are provoking debate, or are risking their lives to promote the rights of LGBT people in their society or country. We’re inspired by our fiveFilms4freedom 2016 Global List and hope you will be too.