Blog: Perspectives

LBQ Connect: Empowering Lesbian, Bisexual and Queer Women

LBQ Connect is Inclusive and Participatory.

The program's primary target are lesbian, bisexual, and queer women–both cisgender and trans–and all non-binary people on the gender spectrum who relate to a lesbian,...

Learn about our new Executive Director

Contributed by OutRight International

Prior to becoming Executive Director, Maria Sjödin served as OutRight’s deputy executive director leading the work of the development and communications teams. In this position, they oversaw a period of extraordinary...

USAID’s Humanitarian Action Policy Should Be LGBTIQ-Inclusive

The world is contending with an onslaught of complex and overlapping humanitarian crises, whether caused by conflict, disease, climate-related events, extreme poverty, or political upheaval. According to the United...

The rainbow will shine more brightly in Peru

A multicolored tide interrupted a gray winter day in Lima. On Saturday, June 25, the 20th edition of Pride March was held in Peru's main city. There is consensus among the organizers and the press that this was the year...

The Fight to End Conversion Practices in Africa

OutRight Action International has been actively involved in countering and challenging conversion practices globally. The term conversion therapy is most widely used to describe practices attempting to change, suppress or...

Outright Supports Efforts to Ban Nonconsensual Intersex Surgeries in Australia, Greece

Intersex people’s human rights are too often an afterthought, even among govenrments that profess support for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) equality. But two governments are poised to...

Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity at the UN: The mandate that needs to stay

In early July, the UN Human Rights Council (HRC) will vote on renewing the mandate of the United Nations Independent Expert on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI). Members should vote in favor of renewal of this...

“It’s Important to Fight Every Single Day”: Kyiv Pride Comes to Warsaw

With shouts of “Glory to Ukraine” and “F— Putin,” thousands of Poles marched through the streets of Warsaw on Saturday alongside a delegation of Ukrainian lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) activists...

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...