Being LGBTIQ in Nigeria

Being LGBTIQ in Nigeria

Xeenarh Mohammed, executive director of The Initiative for Equal RightsXeenarh is a lawyer, a technologist, and a queer, feminist, holistic security trainer who provides trainings and support for non-profit organizations in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa. Xeenarh has spent over 8 years working with nonprofits and has previously served as a legal counsel to Nasarawa State ministry of Justice, project officer for Love Nigeria, Gender democracy officer at Heinrich Boll Stiftung, and digital integrity fellow for Open Technology fund. They currently run ReSista Camp, a space for healing, networking and celebration for minority communities. Their passion lies in protecting the rights of LGBTQI folks both online and offline, and providing sustainable and healthy spaces for other activists. Xeenarh is active in women’s issues in Nigeria and works in the intersection of activism, advocacy, protection of queer and minority rights.