Blog: Perspectives

Supporting LGBTIQ Ukrainians, Inside and Outside Ukraine

Within hours of Russia’s assault on Ukraine in February, OutRight Action International began mobilizing support for LGBTIQ groups across the country. We now are supporting more than two dozen queer groups within Ukraine...

STATEMENT ON THE MURDER OF SHEILA LUMUMBA

(Nairobi) OutRight Action International condemns the brutal murder of Sheila Lumumba that occurred in her home, in Karatina, Nyeri County, in Kenya, on 19 April 2022. It was reported that six men broke into Sheila’s...

The Importance of Transgender Visibility

Visibility is an indisputable and fundamental part of the modern-day human experience. To be visible can often mean being represented, validated, and appreciated. However, for the transgender community around the world,...

How NFTs & Crypto Philanthropy Are Helping OutRight Fight for LGBTIQ Human Rights Everywhere

OutRight is dedicated to searching for new and innovative ways to uplift and support the global LGBTQIA+ community. Although our global movement is severely under-resourced and faces increasing threats, there has been...

Sri Lanka’s Criminalization of Lesbian Sex is Discrimination, UN Body Finds

Repealing laws that prohibit consensual relationships between people of the same sex “is essential to prevent and protect against violence, discrimination and harmful gender stereotypes.” This clarion call to...

St. Lucia “breaks the bias” with new, LGBTIQ-inclusive domestic violence act

On March 8, St. Lucia’s Parliament passed the landmark Domestic Violence Act, 2022, becoming one of the few countries in the Caribbean to provide legal protections to people in same-sex relationships who experience...

OutRight Advocates Protections for Rights of Older Persons

The Age With Rights campaign organized by the Global Alliance for the Rights of Older People (GAROP) was inaugurated on March 3rd 2022 with online country level activities in different global regions and a global rally...

OutRight Welcomes Religion Fellows 2022

Contributed by OutRight UN Program

OutRight is excited to announce that we have recruited eight activists to engage in our year-long, immersive United Nations Religion Fellowship Program. The Fellowship is aimed to train LGBTIQ people that do work to...

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...