The Kaleidoscope Trust works to advance the human rights of LGBT people internationally by listening to, amplifying and communicating their voices to a wider audience, and by standing with them in persuading public and political opinion of the need for an end to all discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Our mission is to:
listen to the voices of LGBT people in countries where their rights are threatened by prejudice, discrimination and/or the criminal law;
amplify their voices so they can be heard in places they might not otherwise reach;
communicate in partnership with them to persuade public and political opinion of the case for an end to discrimination and to work as a catalyst for meaningful change.
To fulfil our mission:
We listen first-hand to the testimony of those living with prejudice and discrimination in their own countries.
We use our access to the British government, UK parliament, Commonwealth and EU institutions to amplify their calls for LGBT rights to be recognised as human rights. We work with civil society groups, employers, religious organisations and others to translate their calls into meaningful change.
We seek out innovative ways to communicate the testimony we gather in order to encourage a better-informed public and political debate about the human rights of LGBT people. Where we have been invited to partner local organisations we stand with them to change public perceptions in their own countries and end discriminatory behaviour, policies and laws so LGBT people can live free and independent lives.
We work alongside the Kaleidoscope Australia Human Rights Foundation, established in late 2013, which promotes and protects the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people in the Asia Pacific region.
The Kaleidoscope Trust website is proudly sponsored by Artlogic.