Bisi Alimi Debuts On The World Pride Power List 2014

Bisi Alimi Debuts On The World Pride Power List 2014

This year’s World Pride Power List – which celebrates influential lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people – includes Russian and African activists, trans politicians, and CEOs of global companies. And Nigeria’s very own Bisi Alimi. This is the gay activist’s first appearance on the list, and he debuts at Number 77. Here’s an excerpt of the list (originally published on The Guardian), the few recognizable names I decided to put up in today’s post.

12. Jane Lynch, actor

Lynch, who plays Sue Sylvester in the TV show Glee, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last year.


24. Jodie Foster, actorJodie FosterFoster won best actress at the Golden Globes in 2012 for Carnage and, the next year, won the Cecil B DeMille award for outstanding contribution to entertainment. She has since directed episodes in the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black.


28. Anderson Cooper, broadcast journalist

Cooper is a journalist, author, anchor of CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360° and Vanderbilt. Last year, he received the Vito Russo award from GLAAD for his significant work promoting equality for the LGBT community.


29. Neil Patrick Harris, actor

Patrick Harris’s career has spanned musical theatre, Hollywood film and television. He has presented the Tony Awards for four years.


32. Tom Ford, fashion designer, film-makerTom-Ford-01Ford launched his own fashion label in 2006. In a parallel career as a film director, he garnered several awards for his debut, A Single Man, in 2009. He became a dad in 2010.


36. Chaz Bono, writer and activistChaz BonoBorn Chastity, the only child of Sony and Cher, Bono transitioned from female to male in 2008-2010. He made a film, Becoming Chaz, which documented his transition and won a GLAAD award.


43. Zachary Quinto, actor, film producer

Quinto is best known for playing Spock in the Star Trek reboot. In the past, he won the Drama League award for distinguished performance in the Broadway show The Glass Menagerie.


48. Ricky Martin, singer

Livin’ La Vida Loca singer Martin’s Ricky Martin Foundation supports children’s rights. He’s won several awards for his humanitarian efforts.


52. Jason Collins, NBA playerJason CollinsAfter the National Basketball Association season of 2012-13, Collins came out as gay. He has now signed with the Brooklyn Nets, becoming the first publicly gay athlete to play in any of the four major North American professional sports leagues.


55. Vladimir Luxuria, actor, writer, politicianVladimir LuxuriaLuxuria was the first openly transgender member of parliament in Europe. She lives as female, although remains legally male, perceiving herself as neither male nor female.


56. RuPaul, actor, drag queen, model, author

RuPaul’s Drag Race TV programme is now in its sixth series. He has also acted in male roles and makes public appearances in and out of drag.


60. Adam Lambert, singer

Runner-up on the eighth season of American Idol, Lambert is the first openly gay mainstream pop idol to launch their career on a major US record label. He is currently touring with Queen.


71. Portia de Rossi, actor

Married to Ellen DeGeneres, De Rossi supports a range of charitable organisations.


72. Wentworth Miller, actor and screenwriterWentworth MillerMiller, who played the lead in Prison Break, made his screenwriting debut in 2013 with Stoker. He came out as gay in a letter to the St Petersburg film festival, declining their invitation due to Russia’s anti-gay laws.


76. Val McDermid, crime writerVal-McDermid-007McDermid has written many novels that, in recent years, include a series of crime thrillers.


77. Bisi Alimi, LGBT activistBisi AlimiAlimi was the first person to come out as gay on Nigerian television. Now based in London, he works as an HIV consultant and on global LGBT advocacy.

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  1. Absalom
    June 30, 05:57 Reply

    Wentworth wrote Stoker? No wonder film’s as spine – chilling as his looks.

    Impressive list…waiting for Nigeria to publish hers.

  2. Rapu'm
    June 30, 06:20 Reply

    Lol, Absalom. Waiting for Nigeria to do gini? That’s the hope sha, maybe in a few years when we’re walking on three legs? I’ll like to be alive to see that happen. And hey, these people are handsome and beautiful. Congrats to our own Bisi!

    *Whispers: Hey, I’m crushing on Wentworth Miller.

    • pinkpanthertb
      June 30, 06:28 Reply

      *whispers back* Get in line. I’m in number 58 of the queue.

  3. FromCocoonToButterfly
    June 30, 07:24 Reply

    So proud of Bisi Alimi! Seeing his name up there brings tears to my eyes. He has really come a long way and only gained in momentum. He is a living legend of courage and a source of strength to many. I wish him love and happiness always.

  4. victor
    June 30, 09:33 Reply

    Bis alimi looks kinda different on this pic,so sexy dare I say

  5. Queer Mike.
    June 30, 09:37 Reply

    **Man-starved… crushing on Jason Collins**

    Pinkie… aswearigod I feel like eating those lips…
    With his ripped chocolatey biceps…
    To suspend me in the air, while plundering me down there…

  6. Queer Mike.
    June 30, 09:54 Reply

    **….becos You are PinkPanther duuurrhh**

    laawwwwwd knows I would kill to down a Man like that.
    B.ball players gat so much stamina. and the black ones can ‘Stunt & Dunk’ it HARDcore *lascivious wink**

  7. CeeCee
    June 30, 11:21 Reply

    smh @ Pinky and Queer Mike; you two are so far gone down the slippery slimy path of sluttiness … *crosses herself, clutches her nun’s habit and rosary beads tightly and scampers away**

    • pinkpanthertb
      June 30, 12:37 Reply

      Hahahahaa! Ceecee you be yeye. Open that your habit joor, lerrus see the slutty strapless number you’re really putting on.

  8. CeeCee
    June 30, 11:36 Reply

    I remember the very first time i ever heard about Bisi Alimi, a few years ago, i was reading about how he led a group of gay Nigerians on a street march in abuja. I was shocked to my very roots and at the same time intrigued that anyone would dare such a thing in 2006 in Nigeria. Ever since then, i’ve always had a lot of admiration for him. It must take superhuman courage to go on national TV in a place like Nigeria and out yourself, risking everything just to live truly…

  9. Lothario
    June 30, 13:24 Reply

    Lol…Bisi Alimi has either gone under the knife or been working out real hard. She looks gorgeous… I do admire him a lot sha, that backbone isn’t to be toyed with.

  10. Andrevn
    June 30, 19:52 Reply

    Wentworth dude is fine wit suckable peachred lips…Evening Pink’ i do have a submission to make about my thoughts and experience as per my one day old HIVjourney….pls reply tnx

  11. kendigin
    June 30, 21:32 Reply

    Nigeria will soon publish her own:
    List of people to be jailed for 14yrs once the step back in naija:

    1. Bisi Alimi

  12. Kote
    July 01, 09:26 Reply

    Proud of ‘Em all….Especially Bisi….#DreamingofComingOut

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