Bisi Alimi

Executive Director, Bisi Alimi Foundation

Bisi Alimi is a gay rights activist and founder and director of the Bisi Alimi Foundation, which advocates for sexual and gender minorities in Nigeria. He consults for the World Bank on the economic impact of homophobia and serves on its Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity task force. Alimi was a 2014 New Voices fellow at the Aspen Institute. He was listed as the 19th most important LGBT person in the United Kingdom in 2015 and No. 77 on the 2014 World Pride Power List. His TEDx talk, “There should never be another Ibrahim,” is considered one of the 14 most inspiring queer TED talks of all time.

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