OutRight Now: Advocacy Week and OutSummit


We don’t yet know exactly how US foreign policy will change under the Trump administration but we do know that there will be change. Many of our partners and colleagues around the world show deep concern and reach out to us with questions and solidarity.

In less than a month, over 35 of them will join OutRight for our annual Advocacy Week and OutSummit. I hope you’ll join us as we welcome Randy Berry, US LGBTI Special Envoy and Amir Ashour, leader of Iraq’s only LGBT group at OutSummit, our one-day conference on International Human Rights Day, December 10. If you cannot join us in person in New York, we will be recording some of the sessions to make them available afterwards.

Advocacy Week:

As the only international LGBTIQ organization with consultative status and regular presence at the UN in New York, OutRight is proud to host our annual global week of advocacy where we invite activists from across the world to meet with government missions at the UN, different UN agencies, and global organizations, to progress LGBTIQ human rights. The week is definitely one of the most rewarding weeks of the year for us here at OutRight and we can’t wait for it to kick off! This year we have over 35 activists coming from over 20 countries ready to work together and be champions of change. Learn more about the advocates and read their personal stories here.


We are culminating Advocacy Week with our second annual OutSummit on December 10th, International Human Rights Day. The conference will include panels, workshops, and networking opportunities with 150 activists and change-makers. The conference is both a means for us to combine our knowledge and plan our efforts for the next year, as well as a celebration of our victories and progress from the past week. Tickets for OutSummit are still on sale, be sure to click here and get one ASAP. If you are a student, contact us for a discount!

Want to get involved?

Be a part of OutSummit and volunteer with us for some or all of the conference! You’ll get free admission in addition to meals and access to our after party. For more information or to sign up to volunteer, email your first and last name and contact information to development@outrightinternational.org.

We hope you will join us at OutSummit on December 10th and celebrate another year of dedication to LGBTIQ human rights for everyone, everywhere.

Jessica Stern,
Executive Director
OutRight Action International

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