Bisi Alimi says gay men have the right to show affection towards any man

LGBTQ activist, Bisi Alimi, has advised gay men to express their feelings towards any man unless they tell them otherwise.

From the African Human Rights Media Network

Alimi had gone on Twitter to share this.

However, the post has generated a lot of controversies on his page, mostly by Nigerian gay men who believe that such a venture is a death sentence in a homophobic country like Nigeria.

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Responding to the backlash, Alimi Tweeted:

“I can see Nigerian homophobes are coming out of their basecamp and camping on this tweet.

I will tell you something, as a gay man (openly so), I have been approached by women many times asking me out. I do what a responsible gentleman will do; explain why I can’t with respect.”

Recall that Alimi had previously warned Nigerian gay men to delete Grindr app stating that it was becoming a tool for homophobic men to lure gay and bisexuals with the intention of attacking them.

In 2000, Alimi, 45, who lives with his husband in the UK, came out as gay on live television during an interview with Funmi Iyanda, making him the first person to do so in Nigeria.

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    I entirely agree, but please stay safe!

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    Peter Okereke 2 years

    Well, don’t bother practicing it in Nigeria because over here, it’s against the law. Gay people should be free to practice their affairs, but in countries that support such. Doing it in a country that bans that is a crime and you’ll be punished like a criminal!

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