About Us

At ISHRAI, we are more than just an organization – we are a movement. Our passion and dedication drive us to create a brighter future for LGBTQIA+ individuals in Nigeria. Founded with an LGBTQIA+ leadership, we are a not-for-profit organization that strives to advance the rights and well-being of LGBTQIA+ Nigerians.

Our mission is clear: to address the complex web of challenges that arise from discrimination by focusing on health, human rights, and socioeconomic factors. We believe in promoting a comprehensive understanding of sexuality and providing crucial support services to those who need them. Through research-driven advocacy, empowerment programs, and unwavering dedication, we foster well-being and inclusivity within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Our vision is to create a Nigeria where everyone – regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity – can live with pride, dignity, and without fear. We believe in promoting change from within, uniting our community, and building resilience that withstands any adversity. Each step we take is a testament to our commitment to the LGBTQIA+ community’s well-being and rights.

We invite you to join us on this journey of progress, acceptance, and change. Explore our initiatives, discover our programs, and witness the power of unity as we work towards a brighter, more inclusive future. At ISHRAI, we believe that change begins with us, and together, we can create a world where love, acceptance, and equality prevail.

Welcome to ISHRAI – where we are committed to shaping a more compassionate and understanding Nigeria for everyone, one step at a time.

Core Values


Our commitment to inclusion is a fundamental value that drives us to create a welcoming environment for everyone, irrespective of their background or identity. We strive to ensure that all voices are heard and that no one is excluded based on their differences. This way, we aim to guarantee that everyone feels respected and valued.


At our organization, we acknowledge the tremendous significance of diversity both within our team and the LGBTIQ+ community. We prioritize the embrace of unique differences, including various identities, backgrounds, and perspectives. We recognize that diversity contributes to unique strengths and enhances the quality of our work.


Transparency is a fundamental value at ISHRAI. It means that we are committed to being open and honest about our activities, financial matters, and decision-making processes. By practicing transparency, we build trust among our communities, partners, and the public, demonstrating our dedication to operating with integrity.

Team Spirit

At ISHRAI, we value teamwork and the power of collective among our members and partners. This is crucial for achieving our organization's goals and objectives. It signifies that we work together cohesively, pooling our skills, knowledge, and resources to make a greater impact in promoting the well-being and rights of LGBTIQ+ individuals.


We prioritize accountability for all of our actions and decisions. This fundamental value implies that we take complete responsibility for our work and its effects on the LGBTIQ+ community and society in general. We work hard to establish ourselves as a trustworthy entity that carries out its mission both effectively and ethically.