Bisi Alimi

Public speaker, storyteller, LGBT rights campaigner, actor, and vlogger; Salzburg Global LGBT Forum Fellow

Bisi Alimi is a public speaker, storyteller, campaigner, actor, and vlogger. His expertise on social justice ranges from sexual orientation and gender identity to race and race relations, feminism, education, and poverty alleviation. He is the founder and the director of Bisi Alimi Foundation. Bisi was the first Nigerian LGBT to come out on national television in 2004. He has appeared on many news outlets as a social and political pundit, including CNN, BBC, Al Jazeera, CCTV, NPR and the Washington Post. His TEDx talk There should never be another Ibrahim has been listed as one of the 14 most inspiring queer TEDtalks of all time. The Development Cost of Homophobia is his most successful article and that was translated into over 15 languages. He consulted

for the World Bank on economic impact of homophobia and served in the bank advisory on board Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). He was listed as the 19th most important LGBT person in the UK in 2015 and was named the 77th on the World Pride Power List in 2014. He currently lives in London with his husband. Bisi is a Fellow of the Salzburg Global LGBT Forum.

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