• Health and Well Being

    Globally, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people live at greater risk for a number of health problems, notably HIV/​AIDS, nonconsensual surgery, and barriers to transitional healthcare. Many LGBTI people struggle to get by with little support from their families or communities. These people are also more likely to be homeless, to suffer from substance addiction, and to experience mental illness. Stigma and discrimination against ​LGBTI people in general also prevents many from accessing vital services. Transgender people often put off visiting a doctor, even when they have serious health concerns, because they fear mistreatment. Intersex people are regularly subjected to unnecessary, nonconsensual surgery or hormonal intervention

ADDED ON: 02/01/2018

Zimbabwe’s LGBTI Community: Why Civil Rights and Health Issues go Hand in Hand

Zimbabwe’s recently deposed president Robert Mugabe made no secret of his loathing for gay men and lesbians. He once famously described them as “worse than pigs and dogs”. In 2015, he stood before the…

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Partner — international

Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD)

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) is a human rights organization working to promote equality and justice for all Guyanese, particularly focused on eliminating discrimination based on sexuality, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression in Guyana.

Partner — international

Asociación ALFIL – Identidades en diálogo

Asociación ALFIL is an Ecuadorian non-profit organization working to improve the rights of the LGBTI community through political advocacy, health programming, and intervening in cases of human rights violations and hate crimes.

ADDED ON: 01/31/2018

Efforts to Help LGBTI Puerto Ricans After Maria ‘being forgotten’

An activist from Puerto Rico who attended the National LGBTI Task Force’s annual Creating Change conference in D.C. on Saturday said efforts to help the island’s LGBTI community after Hurricane Maria are…

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Partner — usa

Astraea Foundation

The Astraea Foundation is the only philanthropic organization working exclusively to advance LGBTI human rights around the globe. Founded by activist women of color in the 1970s to fund a burgeoning national movement, in 1996 Astraea became the first U.S. organization to provide critically needed funding to LGBTI groups internationally. Astraea prioritizes funding for groups led by lesbian, transgender and intersex activists who are changing discriminatory laws and policies, using arts and cultural activism to inspire social change, and building inclusive movements for justice.

Partner — usa

Advocates for Youth

Advocates for Youth is advancing the sexual health and rights of LGBTI youth in the developing world by strengthening the capacity of sustainable youth-led and youth-serving non-governmental organizations. Often there are limited spaces to organize and elevate issues that make LGBTI youth particularly vulnerable. Advocates has a network of 3,000 youth-led and youth-serving non-governmental organizations and activists from 96 countries and provides support in 40 countries.

ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

‘A different standard’: Disappearances of Men of Colour Not Taken Seriously Enough, LGBTI Leader Says

Years before he disappeared from Toronto's Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Abdulbasir Faizi brought up the possibility with a childhood friend while living in Iran that he might be gay. It was a…

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Partner — international

Alternatives-Cameroun

Alternatives-Cameroun is a non-profit association dedicated to promoting freedom, tolerance and respect for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people in Cameroon. Established in 2006, Alternatives-Cameroun seeks to build a strong, dignified and democratic Cameroonian society free of discrimination and stigmatization.

Partner — international

UHAI EASHRI (East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative)

UHAI and its partners are working to create a world where LGBTI individuals and sex workers are recognized and embraced as full citizens, with the right to live free of fear, stigma, and persecution.

Partner — usa

Amnesty International

Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. We work to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied by investigating and exposing abuses, educating and mobilizing the public, and helping transform societies to create a safer, more just world. www.amnestyusa.org

The Long Struggle in the Heart of Carnival

The Grupo Gay da Bahia or simply GGB is the oldest association for the defense of the human rights for LGBTI people in Brazil. Founded in 1980 by Luiz Mott, in the city of Salvador, Bahia, the GGB was registered as…

ADDED ON: 09/12/2017

Australian MP Tells LGBT+ People to “grow a spine” Over Same-sex Marriage

The National Mental Health Commission issued a warning on Monday about the negative effects the intense dialogue surrounding same-sex marriage could have on LGBT+ people, but not everyone is convinced. Former resources…

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