Bisi Alimi, Sir Ian McKellen, Edward Enninful make Pride Power list
For the 5th year in a row Nigeria’s Bisi Alimi has made it to the UK Pride Power list alongside other powerful advocates.
On Saturday 6 July, London commemorated Pride in London – celebrating the lives, achievements, history, and future of the LGBT+community, The Independent reports.
To coincide with the jubilant occasion, the Pride Power List 2019 was released, revealing the members of the LGBT+ community in the UK who have made the greatest positive impact in the past year in the fight for the equality and inclusion of LGBT+ individuals, the publication adds.
This year’s Top 100 PRIDE Powerlist include Edward Enninful, who is the editor-in-chief of British Vogue; Ruth Hunt, chief executive of LGBT+ charity Stonewall; Liz Carr, an actor, comedian and disability rights campaigner, and of course, Nigeria’s Bisi Alimi.
The list was published exclusively in The Independent. This year’s list received a staggering 50,000 nominations from the general public, a far cry from the small number of nominations received during its inaugural year in 2012.
Bisi Alimi reacted to making it on the Pride Power list 2019 by writing on Facebook: “Thanks to everyone who deemed it fit to vote for this boy from Mushin.
“For 5 years in a row, I have been on the UK pride power list. When I came out 15years ago, I never thought, that shy, fragile and disillusioned 29years old will have his place in the world.
“Happy pride and thank you all.”
His Royal Highness Prince William, Duke of Cambridge was also listed in LGBTQ+ Allies Top 10.
See full lists from The Independent.