Aderonke Apata

Human Rights Activist, Feminist and LGBT Equality Advocate


Aderonke Apata is a Human Rights Activist, Feminist and LGBT Equality Advocate who has a BSc in Microbiology, a Master of Public Health and Primary Care and currently studying a Postgraduate Degree in Law. She's an LGBTI asylum campaigner for LGBTI people seeking asylum to stay in the UK; whom herself got granted asylum after 13-year battle. She is Winner, Activist of the Year, Sexual Freedom Awards 2018, Winner, Ron Todd Foundation Equality Awards 2018, added to the Amnesty International UK's 'Suffragette Spirit Map of Britain' 2018, Winner Attitude Pride Awards 2017, Winner Positive Role Model for LGBT National Diversity Award 2014, where she was described as “an unstoppable force in fighting for justice”, she is number 41 & 67 on the RanbowList2014 & RainbowList2015 respectively as one of the most influential LGBT people in the UK. Aderonke was named LGBT Heroine of the year 2015 by DIVA Magazine in recognition of her achievements in the LGBT community. Aderonke is the founder of African Rainbow Family, an LGBT group that supports LGBTIQ asylum seekers and people of African heritage in UK and campaigning for the Repeal of the toxic Nigerian Anti-LGBTIQ Law.

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