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…

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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…

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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…

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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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