Nigerias first known gay man of God,
Rev. Macaulay, the founder of House of Rainbow, a church meant for gay people, took to his Twitter account to send his congratulatory message to the gay activist and in his words, hopes Nigeria will apologize to him for vilifying him for coming out as a homosexual and hounding him to no end.
This is what Rev. Macaulay wrote:
It is my hope that Nigeria will apologize to you and the millions of LGBTI people they have discriminated against.
You are a trailblazer and I am proud of you. Congrats to you and your husband, Anthony Davis.
With lots of love .
Also to congratulate Alimi on the success of his wedding is a gay publication, Nowonnext, which stated that if such a wedding was to take place in Nigeria, he would be in prison.
With the screaming headline:
'At Home, This Nigerian Activist Would Be In Prison. In The UK He Just Got Married,' the paper wrote:
'After coming out on Nigerian TV, Bisi Alimi had to flee the country. Nigerian LGBT activist Bisi Alimi married his partner, Anthony, over the weekend.
News of the nuptials made the papers in his homeland, where homosexuality is punishable by 14 years in prison.'
Alimi himself had also taken to his social media accounts to write about how he is being celebrated back home for breaking the ceiling:
"When you break the glass ceiling and refuse to conform to stereotypes that deny you your authentic self, even your enemies, will have no choice but to celebrate your glory.”
Alimi had, on Saturday, November 5, 2016, tied the knots with his British lover, Anthony, at a grand occasion in England.
See the tweet here.