Blog: Perspectives

We'll Keep Fighting in 2022

This year began full of hope, leaving the unprecedented experiences of 2020 behind, and looking forward to rebuilding and recovering. And for so many of us those hopes were, at least somewhat, realized. Vaccines are...

How Access to Elections Affects LGBTIQ People

In December 2021 LGBTIQ activists celebrated the adoption of the resolution “Strengthening the role of the United Nations in the promotion of democratization and enhancing periodic and genuine elections” during the 76th...

A Decolonial Journey to Dignity: Reflections on Botswana’s Decriminalization

For many people the notion of waking up a faultless criminal will forever remain a wild idea and not a lived experience. I, on the other hand, have spent the majority of my maturing years figuring out ways to live a full...

Cryptocurrency and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) as a Creative Way to Give to OutRight

It seems like just yesterday we were introduced to “cryptocurrency” as a completely new digital medium of monetary exchange. As cryptocurrency continues to cement itself into the economic ether, the past few years have...

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...