Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Nigerian gay activist talks to The Guardian Newspaper about LGBT rights

Vocal gay rights activist Bisi Alimi opens up in The Guardian about changes he hopes for the Nigerian LGBT community...

"Nigeria plays a huge role in terms of population, economy and politics. That’s why I still encourage the global community to look at the vital role Nigeria has to play in decriminalising sexual orientation and gender identity. I’m not saying that we will have the law by then, but we will be demanding for it. It’s going to take another five years to actually have that law, possibly another 10 or 15 years to have a law that would recognise lesbian, gay and bisexual rights, and then maybe another 20 years after that to have a same-sex marriage law. It’s not going to happen in the next 50 or 60 years, but we have to start now."

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