About Us

OutRight Action International fights for human rights for LGBTIQ people everywhere. OutRight works at the international, regional and national levels to research, document, defend, and advance human rights for LGBTIQ people around the world.

We are registered as a 501c3 non-profit in the US. We have staff in six countries and work alongside LGBTIQ individuals across four continents towards lasting change. Our full name is OutRight Action International, or OutRight for short. EIN: 94-3139952

OutRight is the only LGBTIQ organization that has a permanent presence to advocate at the United Nations Headquarters in New York for progress for LGBTIQ people. We have a major stake at the UN on human rights and hold special consultative status there, which allows us to bring to light the concerns of LGBTIQ people globally at this important world forum.

Vision

OutRight envisions a world where LGBTIQ people everywhere enjoy full human rights and fundamental freedoms, exercise self-determination, form strong communities, and thrive personally and economically.

Mission Statement

OutRight works at the international, regional and national levels to research, document, defend, and advance human rights for LGBTIQ people around the world. We partner directly with human rights defenders, allies and organizations to produce reliable data on the experiences of LGBTIQ people around the world and support research-based advocacy and capacity-building for LGBTIQ rights.

Inclusivity Statement

LGBTIQ people are at the core of our work. OutRight honors the commonalities between and the different needs of LGBTIQ people. We emphasize that LGBTIQ identities and behaviors are intersectional with other markers of identity and experience such as race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, language, religion, economic background, and any other status. We strive to prioritize vulnerable groups within LGBTIQ communities.


More about us:

How We Work
What OutRight Does At The United Nations
What OutRight Is Fighting For