Our Identity

Fighting Discrimination Against LGBTIQ+ Nigerians

Our Identities

At ISHRAI, our identity is rooted in embracing the diversity that defines us as individuals and as a community. We stand as a passionate not-for-profit organization with LGBTQIA+ leadership, committed to advancing the rights and well-being of LGBTQIA+ Nigerians. Our journey is marked by a dedication to inclusivity, equality, and empowerment. Our trauma-informed and gender-affirmative approach reflects our commitment to providing comprehensive services that cater to a wide spectrum of needs. From gender-based violence to sexual and reproductive rights abuses, we are dedicated to creating a safe space where LGBTQIA+ individuals can access support, information, and resources. Collaboration has been the cornerstone of our journey. We understand that change cannot be achieved in isolation. By partnering with local and national groups, we have shaped systemic change and influenced policies that promote equality and inclusivity. Our identity as collaborators and change-makers continues to drive us forward.

The heart of our identity lies in nurturing a future defined by unity and resilience. We are not merely addressing immediate concerns – we are investing in the long-term well-being of LGBTQIA+ individuals. Through research-driven advocacy, empowerment programs, and a comprehensive understanding of sexuality, we aim to create a society where everyone can thrive.

As we move forward, our identity remains strong and unwavering. We are a beacon of hope for LGBTQIA+ individuals seeking acceptance, understanding, and support. Our identity embodies the spirit of change, the power of collaboration, and the belief that a better future is possible.