Popular Nigerian gay rights activist, Bisi Alimi, has taken to his Twitter page to reveal that he used to be a pastor that disliked gay people.
He wrote: “Will you believe if I tell you I used to be a very homophobic pastor back in the day. So I have been on that journey.”
When asked by a Twitter user why he changed, he explained that a suicide attempt at age 17, helped him to begin a journey of self love and made him decide to accept who he really is.
“Thanks to the people that never gave up on me and walked the journey with me. However, it was a failed suicide attempt at 17 that started my journey to self-love.”
Bisi Alimi, gained international attention when he became the first Nigerian to come out openly on television as a gay rights activist.
Here’s a screenshot of his tweet below,