“Nobody can turn anyone gay” – Activist, Bisi Alimi says

Gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi, has dismissed claims that one can convert a straight individual into a homosexual.

In a post shared on his Instagram-stories, Bisi argued that one can help a person discover their true self, but can never make them change their sexual orientation.

“No One, I repeat, no one can turn anyone gay, someone might help you discover who you are but no one can turn anyone gay”.

Alimi gained notoriety in 2004 when he became the first Nigerian gay man to appear on Nigerian national television as a guest on Funmi Iyanda‘s show New Dawn with Funmi, a talk show on the NTA.

His decision to come out of the closet generated both admiration and death threats. Consequently, Alimi was disowned by his family and most of his friends – including some in the gay community – and ejected from his home. Also, New Dawn ‘s live format was cancelled. Future guests on the pre-recorded version were screened by NTA executive producers to avoid what was considered “causing public offence”.

Read his post below…

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