Plan Your Vote

ADDED ON: 10/06/2020

Arielle – Illinois

My name is Arielle (she/her) and I am a registered Illinois voter. This fall, I will be voting by mail as an Illinois absentee voter. A couple weeks ago, I mailed in…

ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

Joey – Massachusetts

  Hello! My name is Joey (he/him/his) and I am registered to vote in Cambridge, Massachusetts! I moved to Cambridge in the Spring of 2019, and recently moved to a new apartment…

ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

Jonathan – New York

  My name is Jonathan (he/him/his) and I am registered to vote in New York. I plan to vote in person, and also plan to volunteer at the polls in Brooklyn. Voting…

ADDED ON: 10/01/2020

Zach – Minnesota

  My name is Zach and I’m registered in Minnesota. I’m voting by mail from Boston, where I'm currently a student. I think voting is important because so many marginalized groups, like…

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Sarita KC – Mitini Nepal, Kathmandu

Sarita K.C. is the executive director of Mitini Nepal, a woman-led organization in Kathmandu, Nepal, which focuses on LBT (lesbian, bisexual, and transgender) women. Sarita shares her story, her perspectives on efforts…

Dennis Castillo Fuentes – IRCA Casabierta, Costa Rica

Dennis Castillo Fuentes is the director of El Instituto sobre Migración y Refugio LGBTIQ para Centroamérica (IRCA Casabierta), the first and only nonprofit in Costa Rica that works with LGBTIQ refugees and…

Derricia Castillo-Salazar – Our Circle, Belize

Derricia Castillo-Salazar is a retired captain of the Belize Defense Force whose extensive advocacy around HIV/AIDS policies grew into a platform for LGBTI activism. She co-founded and currently heads Our Circle Belize,…

Simeon Vassilev – GLAS, Bulgaria

Simeon Vassilev is the head of GLAS (Gays and Lesbians Accepted in Society) Foundation in Bulgaria, a community connector for LGBTI activism and events. He shares about how the GLAS Foundation has…

Latest Global LGBTI News

ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

100 Boys Wear Skirts to School to Fight Homophobia, Sexism

A group of schoolboys in Canada wore skirts to school recently to protest systemic forms of oppression against queer students, along with a dress code that inhibits freedom of express for queer…


ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Two Ugandan officials face arrest on charges of torturing gays

The arrest warrants came in the case of 20 LGBT Ugandans who spent 50 days on remand in a Ugandan prison on charges of violating Covid-19 orders by living in a homeless…


ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

Row in Hungary around children’s book fuels fears of rising homophobia

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Boldizsar Nagy hoped that the tales in the children’s book “Wonderland Is For Everyone” would help youngsters to learn to accept minorities and fight social ostracism. More than 1,200…


ADDED ON: 10/20/2020

LGBT Italians Protest in 63 Cities to DemandProtection from Violence

Protestors in 63 Italian cities have come together with 24 organizations to demand LGBT+ people receive protection from violence. Meanwhile 69,000 people from Italy and all over the world have signed a…



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