Who We Are
The Bisi Alimi Foundation advocates for the rights and dignity of LGBT people in Nigeria. Taking people from invisibility to visibility.
We research the perception Nigerians have about LGBT and the impact these perceptions have on the lives of LGBT people in Nigeria. These researches inform our fellowship programs that are developed to mainstream LGBT stories and realities through media and legal framework.
We engage with businesses and work with them to domesticate their global diversity and inclusion policy in Nigeria, thereby creating a culture of acceptance, love and support.
100% of your donations go to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for LGBT people in Nigeria.
More than 1 out of 5 LGBT Nigerians report experiencing discrimination or abuse in their workplace, and more than 1 out of 7 LGBT Nigerians report workplace discrimination while seeking a job.
– Workplace Discrimination in Nigeria
I have been harassed by the police. They threatened to take me to their station and “give me a reason not to smile”
– Gay Man Living in Nigeria
I was locked up in the police cell for over 14 days and was denied access to a lawyer or phone call.
– Transgender Man Living in Nigeria
We believe in the power of data. Most importantly, we believe in the power of the people and the story behind the data.
– The Bisi Alimi Foundation
Media Justice Fellowship
The Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) Media Justice fellowship, provides training, mentorship and support to journalists and lawyers in Nigeria
Our research generates evidence to inform strategic programming and planning; and influence policies that will positively impact on the holistic health and wellbeing of LGBT people in Nigeria.
Every pound given goes to creating an inclusive and diverse environment for LGBT people and their friends and families in Nigeria.
The Bisi Alimi Foundation Rainbow Academy
A new program designed to support and equip LGBT people in Nigeria to develop skills to challenge homophobia.
From Our Blog:
Meet our 2022 Rainbow Academy Scholars
In 2019, in a two bed apartment on the island of Lagos, the team of Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) during the annual staff retreat were deep in...
Media Justice Fellow of the Month
Gbenga Aborowa is a charmer, a charismatic braodcast journalist with a barritone voice that catches attention. He is very passionate about...
Meet our 2019 Media Justice Fellows
In 2017, the Bisi Alimi Foundation started its Media Justice Fellowship program as part of its approach to accelerating social acceptance of...