The Kaleidoscope Trust is a UK based registered charity working to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people internationally. We believe that the rights of all people should be respected equally, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity. We were founded in 2011 and became a UK registered charity in 2012. The leaders of all the main political parties in the UK parliament have declared their support for our work.
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.