Following the recent arrest and subsequent release of 57 homosexuals in Lagos, LIB recently had a chat with popular gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi.
Who said while in his prime, he attended several gay parties in Victoria Island, Lagos with a lot of posh kids and it was fun.
He went on to call on more people to lend their voices to fighting for gay people in Nigeria, he said;
‘I think people that have the platform should speak up. If you have the resources, if you have the name, even if you don’t come out as gay, you can stand u and speak on the issue.’
Bisi Alimi had earlier written on the arrest saying, people have parties everyday in Lagos, and a “gay party” or a “gay initiation party” is nothing but lack or responsibilities from the part of our police and government. He wrote;
”People have parties in Lagos everyday. Sometimes the parties have more men than women and sometimes more women than men.
The idea that there is a “gay party” or a “gay initiation party” is nothing but lack or responsibilities from the part of our police and government.
Those innocent people are a victim of their poverty. Whether they are gay or not is not the issue, the issue is, they are poor and they will pay the highest price for being poor in a country that celebrate stolen wealth.