Useful Links

International

Kaleidoscope Trust

The Kaleidoscope Trust is a UK based charity working to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people internationally.  We believe that the rights of all people should be respected equally, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Human Dignity Trust

The Human Dignity Trust helps local groups and individuals challenge the legality of laws which criminalise private consensual sexual activity between adults of the same sex, wherever those laws exist in the world.  The aim is that national criminal laws conform with international human rights obligations, as well as with constitutional law norms (which require nations to take into account international human rights law in the interpretation of their domestic constitutions) and rule of law values – all countries must obey international law once they have ratified an international human rights treaty. The Trust does not campaign. It seeks clarification of the law through test case litigation.

UN Free and Equal

Free & Equal is a United Nations global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality.  A project of the United Nations Human Rights Office, Free & Equal will raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and promote greater respect for the rights of LGBT people everywhere.  The campaign engages millions of people around the world in conversations that help promote the fair treatment of LGBT people and generate support for measures to protect their rights.

International Lesbian & Gay Association (ILGA)

ILGA was established in 1978, and is the only worldwide federation campaigning for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex rights. ILGA’s aim is to work for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. We seek to achieve this aim through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of our members.

Council for Global Equality

The Council for Global Equality brings together international human rights activists, foreign policy experts, LGBT leaders, philanthropists and corporate officials to encourage a clearer and stronger American voice on human rights concerns impacting LGBT communities around the world.

76 Crimes

A web page listing the countries where homosexuality is illegal and stories and information about people who have been prosecuted or jailed for being gay.

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Intersex Law Association (ILGLaw)

The ILGLaw unites people around the world who are dedicated to the principle of equality under the law for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, and intersex persons.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)

The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. IGLHRC works hand-in-hand with local activists to strengthen their capacity to confront human rights violations at home. We create visibility for human rights violations by monitoring and documenting abuses and by responding to human rights emergencies.

All OUT

All Out’s mission is to build a world where no person will have to sacrifice family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are or whom they love. From petitioning a world leader to organising a flash mob, All Out members respond to urgent crises and seize new opportunities to challenge the laws in countries where it is a crime to be gay, lesbian, bi or trans. We are also expanding relationship recognition worldwide, combating homophobia in the media, challenging corporations to speak out in support of equality and working to end violence and discrimination. All Out also produces creative content about lesbian, gay, bi and trans people that our members amplify online to start provocative conversations that can change hearts and minds.

Asia Pacific Region

Pacific Sexual Diversity Network (PSDN)

The PSDN is a network representing the interests of men who have sex with men (MSM) in the Pacific region since 2007. It is a region-wide network of MSM and Transgender (TG) community organisations and projects and is the first of its kind in the Pacific. The PSDN formed in recognition of the need to develop an effective regional response to the actual and potential threat that HIV and AIDS poses to MSM and TG across the Pacific. Currently the Pacific includes representation from Samoa, Papua new Guinea, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu and the Cook Islands. The PSDN hopes to expand its representation to include other Pacific countries in the near future.

Sayoni

Sayoni is a community of queer women, including lesbian, bisexual and transgender women, based in Singapore. It organises and advocates for equality in well-being and dignity regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity. Sayoni’s vision is to empower queer women towards greater involvement and presence in the community.

Rainbow Wellington

Rainbow Wellington is a group representing the interests of, and organising social functions and activities for, lesbian, gay, transgender, bisexual and related people in the greater Wellington region.

Tonga Leitis Association (TLA)

The TLA was established in 1992 with a focus of improving the rights, and celebrating the contribution, of Leitis (homosexuals and transgenders) in Tonga. Its mission is to reduce discrimination, and prevent HIV and STIs, for Leitis.

Oceania Pride

The mission of Oceania Pride is to promote, respect, protect and realise the human rights and fundamental freedoms of lesbians, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and the questioning (LGBTIQ) community and people, including the elimination of all forms of discrimination against the LGBTIQ.

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