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  1. Dennis Macauley
    February 12, 2015

    Everyday Bisi keeps inspiring me. One of my favourite people ever! This is a man with balls!!!

    Washington Post; ****doing cartwheels****

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  2. Max
    February 12, 2015

    Oh thank God he didn’t mention the name.. Trolls would’ve been hovering here like flies. Of course I’d make it my personal goal to destroy all of them. And pinky on the other hand will eviscerate their comments.. But its good we don’t have to go thru that stress. Anonimity is a key feature of KD.
    Yesterday my colleague was asking me – “all these gays and transgenders, what’s wrong with them sef”..
    I then gave him the look(I’ll slap the daylight out of you look) and told him to stop obsessing about gay people. And also made it clear to him that being gay and being trans are two diff things and he shouldn’t be using one in place of the other.

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    • pinkpanthertb
      February 12, 2015

      ‘Oh thank God he didn’t mention the name…’ lol. I think I might have said the same prayer when I read it too. Imagine Kito Diaries getting to be worn such Kito. lol.

      However, Bisi, if you’re reading this, Thanks a lot for the mention. :*

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      • JArch
        February 12, 2015

        Bisi does read this blog. He left a comment on the said article that day.

        We going international baby!!! Maybe someday kitodiaries will become as big as queerty or pinknews 😀

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    • Metrosexual
      February 12, 2015

      Osheeyyy…!!!!

      Max, the defender of the universe.!

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      • Max
        February 12, 2015

        *winks

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  3. simba
    February 12, 2015

    Pinky someday gonna sit with Amanpor on CNN…..

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    • pinkpanthertb
      February 12, 2015

      Hopefully, after I have relocated from Nigeria mbok. I’m not strong enough to endure what Bisi endured whilst in this country.

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      • Dennis Macauley
        February 12, 2015

        Lol! I thought so too! If he mentioned our name, this will be a war zone. With Khallie in the building sha i can go to sleep knowing a general will take charge

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      • Max
        February 12, 2015

        That chic gives me piece of mind..☺

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      • Max
        February 12, 2015

        *peace

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      • Ace
        February 12, 2015

        There are ways to conduct an interview whilst protecting your identity. So that Amanpour interview could happen.

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  4. Chizzie
    February 12, 2015

    Death threats? I bet these are the same ppl that go to church commanding witches to die and fasting to have poverty yokes to be broken. Nigerians make me sick tbh…atleast the vast majority of them.

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    • Khaleesi
      February 12, 2015

      Yup! Am with u on that Chizzie, am Nigerian but thr bulk of Nigerians make me sick – so many things about them are so wrong in so many wrong ways!

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      • Max
        February 12, 2015

        You both should have lunch sometime..

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  5. Pete
    February 12, 2015

    One word for Bisi #RESPECT

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      February 12, 2015

      Pete you owe me tedX gist

      Portharcourt.boi@gmail.com

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      • Pete
        February 12, 2015

        DM,wish I can but I’ll be betraying a trust

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      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 12, 2015

        Pete there is someone else involved?
        Now Its getting weird

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      • Pete
        February 12, 2015

        I came for the program cos of the link you pasted here & a pal pointed you out. If it’s getting weird,it is not from my end.

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  6. Mitch
    February 12, 2015

    Wow! I seriously wonder where Bisi’s strength comes from coz if it were me, I’d have died aeons ago. That said, thank goodness we’re going international! But bigger thanks the name KD wasn’t mentioned. #KitoIsReal

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  7. Williams
    February 12, 2015

    President Jonathan doesn’t deserve another tenure after trying to score cheap points by signing that bill.

    He could have at least been silent on the matter.

    We are too closeted to even have a say in political issues!Ideally,the gay community should their own and vote out an insensitive and homophobic government………..

    This is oppression!!!

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      February 12, 2015

      President Jonathan? Please don’t get me started this morning. That man is not fit to be LGA chairman in otuoke!

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    • kritzmoritz
      February 12, 2015

      Are you sure people aren’t having their say? Maybe you should read my views here http://wp.me/p3aOZ5-aw

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    • Lord II
      February 12, 2015

      All of you pipo saying all these about Jonathan have u considered the only other option might just be worse off. Coz he could just institute Sharia for your ass oooo. Hian!

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      • Deola
        February 12, 2015

        Lol! How typical.

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      • Pete
        February 12, 2015

        He won’t institute sharia cos we are in a democracy & he will need 2/3rd of the house vote to sail through. He didn’t do it the first time,why will he do it this time? As for being a religious nut,who has been campaigning in religious houses?

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      • Gad
        February 12, 2015

        May God bless you.

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      • Deola
        February 12, 2015

        Pete oya come and take guguru! A million likes for this comment!

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      • Gad
        February 12, 2015

        I thought you are a learned mind. Learned enough not to chose a leader based on religious and ethnic considerations

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  8. kritzmoritz
    February 12, 2015

    Something tells me this blog isn’t that hidden really. But rest assured, the hardest part is over with the decision to run it at all. I have no doubt you’ll be fine.

    On the Bisi piece though, I find his writing has matured over the years. I may not agree with him all the time but I fully endorse this. And yes, Bisi. If you’re reading this, I owe you one at Rupert’s.

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    • pinkpanthertb
      February 12, 2015

      Kritz, how about something from you for KD? 😀

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      • kritzmoritz
        February 12, 2015

        I trust that in due time, something will happen. Rest assured. Let’s get done with the campaigns first

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  9. Gad
    February 12, 2015

    As much as I want to reserve my comments about this I have to say this for the records. I love Nigeria. I believe she will get to her dreams one day. I have little regards for people that thinks the west will come and salvage Nigeria for us. America was built by Americans so was Europe. All have to suffer one type of pain or make some sort of sacrifice to move Nigeria forward. It starts with simple participation in the political process. I wonder how many of us registered to vote or bothered to get our PVCs.Thats how I think we can begin to achieve the change we need, albeit , slowly. We are usually quick to refer to the west but we close our eyes to the process that they went through to get to where they are. I’m sure they didn’t achieve freedom through asylum seeking.Its through a concerted and sustained struggle. Voices are already rising from platforms like KD and other platforms.A lot can be achieved through them if we get our acts together, but we can’t go far if we don’t have faith in the country. On a final note, Bisi dear,you will assuage my curiosity if you give more details of the attack on you in your home by an assailant.

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      February 12, 2015

      Gad let me refrain from saying all I really want to say out if respect for you.

      1. Are you by any means implying he made up the attack? Are you saying that gay people are not being attacked in their numbers all over this country?
      2. You want LGBT activits to stay here are keep fighting? In other words you want them dead? Pls watch “God loves Uganda” on YouTube .
      3. It pains me when gay people cast aspersions on bisi who has nearly sacrificed everything. I often hear things like; he did not need to come out the way he did. Worse still I hear this from gay men which I cannot understand.
      4. Our voices are being heard With platforms such as this? Seriously? This is an anonymous blog. Gad I dare you to write articles in defence of gay rights with your real name and send to me, let me publish on a mainstream blog.
      5. If you don’t like bisi dat is okay, but this man has balls more than most of us will ever have. Please denigrate him or the work he is doing. Like he said the other day

      ” I had leave so I can stay alive to keep fighting”

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      • Gad
        February 12, 2015

        DM, I appreciate the respect you have for my person. I really do especially these days that anything goes. 1. I’m not implying that he made up the attack neither Am I attesting to its truthfulness. I only asked for more details. I’m aware of the attacks on gays though I have it on good authority that none takes place without the active connivance of other gays. 2.Its only a tree that hears that it will be cut down and still stays. In Bisi,s case, his safety and survival is @ risk. He did the needful. I know the audience I was addressing in my comments. The only light I will throw here is to say this; ” if any Nigerian feels like seeking greener pastures abroad,he should not hide under the guise of his sexuality and paint us black in the eyes of the world. I have handled one or two cases crimes against gays and I make bold to say that the authorities don’t support or encourage crimes against gays. We even got a conviction where one attacker was sentenced to 6yrs in prison. In the second case I have to give consent to get the case closed if not the idiot will still be sentenced. I must add here that the accused in the later case is a gay man like his victim. The major problem we have is ignorance and cowardice amongs us. 3. I understand your pain. I’m sure I’m not among the aspersion casting people you referred to. though I’m not sure I will act the way he did I have no issues with it because it’s his life not mine. My only problem is in the way we handle our freedom. Bisi, has become a sort of idol and encouragement to many young gays. That’s positive to me as far as he guides them aright. Not all who will do what he did will have the opportunities he had. So caution is needed in all we do for the love of the people behind us. 4. This an anonymous blog no doubt but the views expressed here,the family ties that exists here,the love+hate that we share here is the most lethal weapon any activist can pray to have in his asernal. For your information,Priests,undercover agents etc are aware of this blog. They read and they are getting informed. The committee that considered the SAME SEX MARRIAGE PROHIBITION BILL said then that there are no gays in Nigeria. From blogs like this they now know better. I don’t know how many people watched the latest interview by the monkey who sponsored that bill. His views are changing. Impact is being made. I will discuss with Pinky on an issue to buttress this and if it’s safe I will tell him to publish it here so we all make inputs. 5. Dennis, given the above, do I still need to give further clarifications that I have nothing against Bisi as a person? 6. Finally, I must commend you for being a very loyal body guard sorry friend of Bisi

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      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 12, 2015

        Gad like I said I respect people and I believe in disagreeing with civility, so I will not descend so low as to spewing vitriol on you.

        Anyways;

        1. A lot of gay bashings are done with other gay people true, but countless more bashings are done by homophobic Nigerians. Which ever way it happens, it is because the system allows it and victims often want to mice ahead and put it behind them. I want to believe you are not saying that gay people are behind it so it doesn’t matter.
        2. Majority of Nigerians seek greener pastures abroad; true. However for majority of gay men it is an escape from a life of lies and not a career move. I get that you have a wife and kids and u get to play the “responsible Nigerian” but not everybody can play that script. If am not strong enough I may have to give up a career that is taking shape, my friends, my dogs and everything just to have sanity. Gad that is a choice forced on most people, it’s not about greener pastures, we that are here haven’t died of hunger.

        3. The authorities don’t encourage these crimes? Really? Police men now pose on badoo with nude pictures to trap people, plus who really wants to be in court to be charged for homosexuality? If the case is acquitted, good luck staying Alive.

        4. Cowardice you say? Well the fear of being outed is what is at play here. If you are outed in this country you can loose your job, your landlord will probably evict you, your friends (even the gay ones) will start avoiding you, you can’t do any business. Your life is as good as over and this is what the security agents exploit; knowing that you will want to conceal it at all costs. So don’t make this about cowardice please!!!

        5. You would have taken a different step if you were bisi? Maybe, but Bisi was going to be outed by a magazine anyway,so he took the narrative from them and told his story himself. He paid a huge price, even funmi had her show pulled because of that singular interview. So I am wondering how else you would have handled the situation.

        Bisi is my Man of theYear for 2014; for the singular reason that he dared to be himself and paid a huge price for it.

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  10. Deola
    February 12, 2015

    Wow Bisi, madt respect bro! Fuck you homphobes!

    I have always seen homophobic people as creepy, why does it bother you so much about who i sleep with, i don’t get it seriously, like its a life and death thing for them…all that time and energy you have spent hating me just because of who i sleep with or who I am attracted to, you could have used to do something productive.

    Seriously homophobes, get a life. Devoting all that time to hating me with passion, hmmm I am looking at all of you with side eye…

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  11. kendigin
    February 12, 2015

    I think the reason why the international community seems to be quiet recently is that there just too much going on in the world to focus on gay issues. The wars in Syria, Ukraine etc has diverted public attention to these issues rather than the gays who are persecuted on a daily basis.

    On the other hand, intervening in homophobic African countries is a bit dicey, to say the least. This is because most people have this misconception that homosexuality is a western thing and that the west is trying to shove it down our throats. Everything in Africa just screams homophobia and ignorance. Even in south Africa, which is arguably the most liberal African country, the blacks are still starkly ignorant and hateful towards gays. It would seem homophobia is in our African culture

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    • Gad
      February 12, 2015

      Yea. Homophobia in our culture and homosexuality in our gene

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  12. Bisi Alimi (@bisialimi)
    February 12, 2015

    Good morning guys… Yes I read this blog everyday and believe me it is one of my guilty pleasure…. I wont lie and I come here all the time to get inspired and motivated by all. I take the praise with great humility and the rebuke with an ability to learn. As a man, I am fallible and I know that and I am trying to know the limit. Life is a learning process. Please permit me to address some issues
    1- On if I am making up the attack; I have asked my ex bf to state his own side of the story. Unfortunately he cant, he is still in Nigeria and for the fact that we date he has the unfortunate burden of being outed and I have told him one day he needs to tell his own side of the story. What happened that night and how that affected him.

    2- I made it very clear to Washington post that I wont have KD shown in the article. I was as scared as you guys as I know this is a sacred place I will be the last person to deface it. I know how much it means to all of us.

    3- I am making it a point of duty this year to raise money for KD. Every year I pick 4 charities I raise money for and I think KD needs it. I dont know what it will be used for and thats none of my business but for the fact that KD is bold enough to exist is something that should be commended. Also I promise to try and silently raise the status of this blog globally in a way it wont harm the platform or people using it.

    4- I want to unofficially announce the start of Bisi Alimi Foundation. It is a project committed to combating homophobia in Nigeria while at the same time empowering the LGBT community. As part of this, I am setting up an educational trust fund to give out scholarship to LGBT people in Nigeria. Also I am using the charity to set up a well equip Gender and Sexuality library in Lagos that will focus main on history of same sex relationship of black people and Africans with the hope that we can defeat the saying “homosexuality is unafrican”

    5- Finally there will be a detailed media training and retraining, monitoring and polling of social acceptance in Nigeria.

    Guys why am I saying this? I have never shared this widely anywhere before and I want charity to begin at home as I need your support. I need you to make us of this opportunity, recommend people and even make use of it. Please keep it a secret until it is announce.

    Education is power but the reality is, someone has got to provide it….

    Finally, Kris you know I will take you up on Rupert street right? Are you in town? DM can we talk please?

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    • pinkpanthertb
      February 12, 2015

      WOW.

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      February 12, 2015

      This right here is why Bisi is one of my favorite people in the world.

      ***Applauding till tears roll down my eyes****

      Bisi email me portharcourt.boi@gmail.com

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      • pinkpanthertb
        February 12, 2015

        Dennis, are you being a stan or a thirsty hoe right now?

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      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 12, 2015

        ****Gives pinky the odu Anya, ignores him and continues applauding****

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    • Chizzie
      February 12, 2015

      As long as discretion and the clandestine nature of this blog remains intact…then hear hear!

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    • Gad
      February 12, 2015

      Alone in my office. I had to stand up to give you a worthy standing ovation. That’s the spirit! You in your own little corner and I in mine. The important thing is to keep our little lights shinning. God bless you.

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    • Max
      February 12, 2015

      Wow, just wow.

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    • jesuisnigeria
      February 13, 2015

      Wow thank you Bisi, you made me discover this blog.

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  13. Khaleesi
    February 12, 2015

    Bisi … strong brave guy! I admire him a lot! I v often wonderes what it would be like if perhaps Linda Ikeji got wind of this blog and posted about it on her own blog … the traffic here would probably overwhelm the servers, and then the hate and vitriol they’d pour on us … but guess what? I’ll be right here with my pink handled sword in one hand and a glittering battle axe in the other hand hacking and slashing 2x as viciously as any of them can …

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    • pinkpanthertb
      February 12, 2015

      I trust you, Khallie! Lmao

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    • Dennis Macaulay
      February 12, 2015

      Khaleesi the voltron! It will be worse than the battle of troy and i will be right behind you
      Lol

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      • Max
        February 12, 2015

        And I’ll be riding the war pony.. While chanting

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  14. Khaleesi
    February 12, 2015

    I never thought I’d say this: but i just have to!! Gad!!! Where can i kiss you for this? Yes our culture is homophobic but many of us are gay, and this is why am advocating fleeing cos you honestly cant hope to change a people’s culture without severe consequences for yourself … its better to leave what/where you cannot accept or change, yes?

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    • DeadlyDarius
      February 12, 2015

      No its not oh. Haven’t you heard that its gay people always conniving to commit hate crimes on other gays? Don’t you know the authorities are NOT homophobic? Weren’t you aware that its desperate gay dudes seeking asylum that rubbish Nigeria’s image to the West? The Federal Republic of Nigeria is a modern day Elysium where the rights of minorities are respected so let’s not be cowards and keep fighting the good fight through this very public blog called Kito Diaries

      God will see us through *bows head*

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      • Dennis Macaulay
        February 12, 2015

        One million likes!!!

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      • pinkpanthertb
        February 12, 2015

        Your sarcasm is rich! Hahahahahaa!!!

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      • Gad
        February 12, 2015

        Smiles

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      • Max
        February 12, 2015

        Nice one DD.

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  15. Lord II
    February 12, 2015

    This blog just might be more known in NaIJA than we think….just saying.

    Thanx Bisi for the help hmmm the implications tho!

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  16. Eric
    February 13, 2015

    Well said Bisi. You inspire me, am glad to have met you when you were here even tho it was in a room full of people you sure was outstanding..

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