Our global programs support innovative advocacy and use our collective might to carry the voices of activists to advance equality and help end discrimination.
LBQ Connect is a global feminist program aimed at boosting the work and visibility of lesbian, bisexual, and queer activism around the world.
The program aims to strengthen LBQ movements and make a concrete difference in the lives of lesbian, bisexual, and queer (LBQ) women* by enhancing the capacity of LBQ activists, supporting the work of existing and new groups, collecting data and raising the visibility of LBQ issues and leaders.
As the forms of marginalization experienced by LBQ women are multifaceted, the program will use different strategies to strengthen the work of the LBQ movement.
* LBQ Connect refers to LBQ women as a term inclusive of lesbian, bisexual, and queer women, both cisgender and trans, and all non-binary people on the gender spectrum who relate to a lesbian, bisexual, and/or queer identity.
Outright International’s pioneering report, Harmful Treatment: The Global Reach of So-Called Conversion Therapy, exposed that conversion practices aiming to change, divert, convert or suppress the sexual orientation and/or gender identity of LGBTIQ people, including with physical and psychological force, are prevalent across the world.
In 2019, Outright International, in partnership with three partner organizations – The Initiative for Equal Rights (TIERS) in Nigeria, galck+, and Access Chapter 2 (AC2) in South Africa – commenced a project to document and end conversion practices, also known as conversion “therapy,” that impact lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people.
Global Trans Program
Outright International’s Global Trans Program works with Trans activists and advocates to support global movement building through research, advocacy, and funding.
Our goal is to increase visibility and meaningful engagement for trans people everywhere. Outright has long prioritized inclusion and centering trans activism, issues and voices.