On Tuesday September 20th we were joined by, David Chalmers the Director of new international gay rights organisation Kaleidoscope, and Bisi Alimi, who became the first man to come out as gay on Nigerian television in 2004. He was subsequently abused, and fled the country in 2007.
Kaleidoscope is a major new initiative in the global campaign for diversity, launched in London in September 2011. Many of us are fortunate to live in countries where there has been significant progress towards ending discrimination against people on grounds of their sexuality. Homophobia hasn’t disappeared but attitudes have changed for the better. Around the world there are signs of progress. But in many countries laws and cultural attitudes still make it impossible for gay men and women to live full and productive lives free from fear.
Here our interview here: