Tag Archive | Bisi Alimi

UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

UK: LGBT asylum seekers denied refuge due to unfair demands – charity

An estimated 6 percent of all asylum claims made in Britain between July 2015 and March 2017 were based on sexual orientation Gay and transgender asylum seekers in Britain are being unfairly denied refuge because authorities are demanding excessive proof of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and rejecting claims based on flawed assumptions, a […]

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

LGBT Activists Urge Global End To Electric Shocks, Pills To ‘Cure’ Gay People

When Bisi Alimi came out as gay in Nigeria, his parents took him to a church where he underwent seven days of isolation, prayers and fasting to be ‘cured’ of homosexuality, he said. The experience, which prompted him to attempt suicide at the age of 17, is common for gay people from Nigeria to China […]

Openly Gay LGBT Activist Intends To Run In Nigerian Elections

Openly Gay LGBT Activist Intends To Run In Nigerian Elections

An openly gay activist, Bisi Alimi, says he intends to put himself forward for Nigeria’s elections in 2019, and has received death threaths since saying so. Tweeting on November 19th last that he was going to “throw his hat” into the political ring, he said: “After much thinking for over 2yrs, I have decided to […]

Nigeria: Anti-LGBT Law Challenge Dismissed By Court

Nigeria: Anti-LGBT Law Challenge Dismissed By Court

Teriah Joseph Ebah, a 42 year-old Nigerian based in the UK, brought a case against Nigeria’s anti-gay law, not because he was LGBT himself, but because he decided he “wasn’t going to accept a Nigeria that was discriminatory”. Ebah is married to a woman, and has a child, but sued on the basis that the […]