Bisi Alimi was 24-years-old when he came out. An aspiring actor ready to make waves in Nigeria’s entertainment industry, Mr. Alimi revealed his sexuality on television in 2004 to a nation in which LGBT rights are non-existent and violence against homosexuals is commonplace. Now a prominent LGBT rights activist, Mr. Alimi tells The World Weekly his decision to come out was not a selfless act, but rather a compulsion to free himself from the torment of living a lie. “I was coming out to save myself,” he says. The discrimination and hostility he faced reflects that of many across what may be the world’s most homophobic continent.