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Your parents won’t die if you come out - Gay rights activist advices Nigerian LQBTQ community

Bisi Alimi Bisi Alimi

Nigerian gay rights activist Bisi Alimi has urged those who are hiding their sexual orientation to come out of their closet since they still have lives to live.

The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Intersex (LGBTQI+) community in Nigeria was pushed by Bisi Alimi to come out to their parents on Monday afternoon via Twitter.

Alimi, an Australian man’s wife, came out as gay on national television in 2004.

By tweeting to members of his community, Bisi persuaded others who were still hiding to come out.

He wrote: "Dear Nigerian LGBTQI+ people, your parents won’t die if you come out; it’s a lie that used to keep you in the closet. You have your life to live; enjoy it”.