LGBT Human Rights Worldwide

What are human rights? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, whatever our nationality, place of residence, gender, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, national or ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other status. We are all equally entitled to our human rights without discrimination. LGBT rights are human rights. International human rights law lays down obligations of Governments to act in certain ways or to refrain from certain acts, in order to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms of individuals or groups.

OutRight envisions a world where LGBTIQ people everywhere enjoy full human rights and fundamental freedoms, exercise self-determination, form strong communities, and thrive personally and economically.


LGBT Rights Are Human Rights


Mission Statement

For over 25 years, OutRight Action International has a history of working to advance human rights and opportunities for LGBTIQ people around the world by developing partnerships at global, regional, and national levels to build capacity, document human rights violations, advocate for inclusion and equality, and hold leaders accountable for protecting the rights of LGBTIQ people.

Inclusivity Statement

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer people are at the core of our work. OutRight honors the commonalities between and the different needs of LGBTIQ people. We emphasize that LGBTIQ identities and behaviors are intersectional with other markers of identity and experience such as race, gender, ethnicity, nationality, age, language, religion, economic background, and any other status. We strive to prioritize vulnerable groups within LGBTIQ communities.