|We fought relentlessly for the rights of LGBTIQ people in 2017||View this email in your browser|
As we embark on 2018, I wanted to take a moment to reflect on the accomplishments of OutRight in 2017. Last year was certainly a challenging year for LGBTIQ human rights worldwide.
In 2017, we saw an assault on human rights globally and multiple crackdowns on LGBTIQ people. We also saw a rollback on commitments to the global LGBTIQ community, and human rights at large, by the new US administration. But we also saw resistance — in the US and around the world to Trump’s racist, sexist, Islamophobic and xenophobic policies.
Throughout the year that OutRight has been relentlessly fighting for the rights of LGBTIQ people everywhere. Our commitment to the pursuit of equality and justice is as steadfast as ever.
From safety and security trainings, media trainings, research and documentation, advocacy at the global, regional, and national levels, and campaigns, OutRight has employed every means possible to combat growing anti-LGBTIQ sentiment worldwide. Here are a few of those accomplishments:
I am excited to keep this momentum going in 2018. This year we will need to commit to more community organizing, to speaking up for human rights institutions, and for LGBTIQ organizations to work together to have more power and influence.
The road ahead is one of struggle, but the LGBTIQ community is resilient, and we will prevail.
Published on January 15, 2018 | OutRight Action International an LGBT human rights organization