The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERs) is a Nigeria-based registered non-for-profit organization working to protect and promote the human rights of sexual minorities nationally and regionally. We’re committed to bringing about a society that is free from discrimination and harm on the grounds of sexual orientation. We work towards this goal through education, empowerment and engagement with the many publics in Nigeria. We were founded in 2006 as a response to the discrimination and marginalization of sexual minorities in both HIV prevention programming and mainstream human rights work. We currently have 9 full time members of staff and 41 volunteers peer educators.
“Heterosexuality is not normal, it’s just common.” ― Dorothy Parker