Blog: Perspectives

Neela Ghoshal Joins OutRight as Director of Law and Policy

OutRight is thrilled to be welcoming Neela Ghoshal (she/her/any pronouns) as our new Director of Law and Policy! In this role, Neela will be a member of the Senior Management Team guiding the direction of the organization...

OutRight to Host 7th OutSummit

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For the seventh year in a row OutRight is gearing up to host OutSummit. 

OutSummit is an annual global conference for the human rights of LGBTIQ people organized in partnership between OutRight Action International...

Love Yourself And You Will Persevere

Yet, the most important lesson I learned from coming out to my father was that other people’s issues with your sexuality should not be YOUR problem! I was lucky and privileged enough to have one parent...

Safety, Accountability, Sustainability For Asian LGBTIQ Advocates Working on Gender Based Violence

The Asia Regional Network on SOGIE & GBV is a feminist, LGBTIQ-led, intersectional network of individuals with expertise on gender based violence faced by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer (...

Disability and Sexuality at the United Nations

On March 30, 2007, after nearly four decades of work, the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) and a corresponding Optional Protocol opened for signatures at the United Nations. A record number of...

Terminology Surrounding Gender Identity and Expression

Everyone has a gender identity. For some people, their gender identity corresponds with the gender assigned at birth, for others it does not. Gender identities that differ from the sex assigned at birth, including ones...

Queer Legacies of Colonialism

In September 2018, the High Court of India ruled that Section 377 of the Penal Code, which criminalized consensual same-sex relations, was unconstitutional. The victory was celebrated by both local and international...

OutSummit 2020 Briefing Paper

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Every year OutRight Action International hosts OutSummit, a conference for the human rights of LGBTIQ people held. It is held around International Human Rights Day because for too long, and to this day, the human rights...

Circuit Court in Ghana Dismisses Case Against 21 LGBTIQ Activists

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On Wednesday, August 5, 2021, the Circuit Court at Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana dismissed charges against 21 LGBTIQ activists who were arrested in May. These activists were representatives of LGBTIQ civil society...

Rights under fire in Hungary

On June 15, 2021, by a vote of 157 to 1, the national assembly of Hungary passed a law which...

Board Member Micheal Ighodaro Featured in HBO Documentary “The Legend of the Underground”

The Legend of the Underground, a new documentary that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival and is now streaming on HBO, explores the difficult lived experiences of the Nigerian LGBTIQ community. OutRight Action...

The Politics of Pride

Pride events occur in more than half of the countries of the world. In places with long histories of Pride, events are a celebration of the advances made in recognition of the human rights of LGBTIQ people so far and a...

OUTRIGHT WILL ACCELERATE PROGRESS FOR LGBTIQ RIGHTS WORLDWIDE THANKS TO GIFT FROM MACKENZIE SCOTT AND DAN JEWETT

The journey for full rights and equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people has far to go everywhere in the world. In 67 countries, homosexuality is still criminalized, while in 30...

How to be an Effective LGBTIQ Ally

During Pride month, many people feel inspired to learn more about what it really takes to be an ally to the LGBTIQ community. Allies are crucial to the fight for recognition of the human rights of LGBTIQ people. Our...

COVID-19 Global LGBTIQ Emergency Fund Recipients Reflect on its Impact

COVID-19 has amplified the many glaring intersectional inequalities that marginalized communities across the world face. LGBTIQ people experienced devastation of livelihoods, higher rates of domestic violence, amplified...