Equal Nigerians
Equal Nigeria

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:

Empowering LGBTQI+ Leaders in West Africa: Rainbow Academy Expands

Empowering LGBTQI+ Leaders in West Africa: Rainbow Academy Expands

Despite intensifying challenges to LGBTQI+ rights across Africa, the Bisi Alimi Foundation stands firm in its commitment to empowerment and solidarity. Introducing Rainbow Academy West Africa, our latest initiative aimed at fostering collaboration and driving positive change. Join us as we empower individuals, transcend borders, and shape a brighter future for LGBTQI+ communities across the region.

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Introducing Queerpedia: A Remarkable Journey! Hold onto your rainbow hats because we're about to take you on a thrilling ride through the...

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