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About Us

Our Purpose

Together, for better LGBTIQ lives. OUTRIGHT.

Our strengths and values are what makes us different. These are built on our purpose and cause.  


We work together as one, for our communities.

  • We work in concert with local, national, regional, and global organizations to harness collective action and drive impact.
  • We can’t do this alone.

For Better

We work tirelessly, for better. At Outright this means better:

  • Laws and protections
  • Representation and voice at the table
  • Funding and access to services
  • Emergency relief and response
  • Knowledge and understanding
  • Belonging


We collaborate and unite with movements that represent:

  • Lesbian
  • Gay
  • Bisexual
  • Transgender
  • Intersex
  • Queer 
  • And people along the spectrum of diverse sexual and gender identities


Our work changes lives. We work to:

  • End discrimination
  • Eradicate violence 
  • Advance inclusion 
  • Drive resources 
  • Strengthen movements
  • Uphold human rights


We won’t settle until we achieve equality and justice.

  • Our communities confront hate and intolerance every day
  • Our work is urgent and immediate
  • We are principled, driven, and transparent in pursuit of our mission

Outright’s Mission Endures

Ensuring human rights for LGBTIQ people everywhere through three strategic program areas

We amplify a global cause, advocate and carry the voices of activists.
We support a growing global movement and celebrate LGBTIQ lives everywhere.

Outright International is dedicated to working with partners around the globe to strengthen the capacity of the LGBTIQ human rights movement, document and amplify human rights violations against LGBTIQ people, and advocate for inclusion and equality.
Founded in 1990, with staff in over a dozen countries, Outright International works with the United Nations, regional human rights monitoring bodies and civil society partners. Outright holds consultative status at the United Nations, where it serves as the secretariat of the UN LGBTI Core Group.

Your support makes our research possible

When you support our research, you support a growing global movement and celebrate LGBTIQ lives everywhere.

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