We support LGBT+ activists around the world

About Us

 

Our Vision

Kaleidoscope Trust's vision is a free, safe and equal world for LGBT+ people everywhere. 

 

Our Mission

Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people in countries around the world where they are discriminated against or marginalised due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression. 

 

We work with British and international institutions and partners to fund and support the work of LGBT+ activists to bring about positive legislative, policy and social change for LGBT+ people everywhere. 

 

Our work involves supporting LGBT+ activists on the front line in these countries, many of whom put their personal safety and lives at risk to uphold and defend their community's rights. We do this by:

  • Connecting LGBT+ activists from the Global South with high-level political and diplomatic decision makers across the world to advocate for positive policy change, and strengthening the capacity of LGBT+ activists to partake in international human rights advocacy, through our work with The Commonwealth Equality Network

 

  • Helping to build intersectional civil society movements across regions in the Global South that fight for equality for both women & girls, as well as LGBT+ people, through our work in the Equality & Justice Alliance

 

  • Challenging societal stigma by working with LGBT+ activists across five cities in Africa to address the challenges facing their communities, promote LGBT+ inclusion in society and strategise on how to drive positive change for LGBT+ people as part of the Strong in Diversity, Bold on Inclusion programme

 

  • Co-chairing the Equal Rights Coalition, an inter-governmental body that brings together 42 member states and more 120 civil society organisations in order to advance the human rights of and promote inclusive development for LGBTI+ persons globally. 


Our work also involves speaking to and educating the UK public on the historical role the country has played in bestowing discriminatory, anti-LGBT+ laws upon many of its subjects during the colonial era, as well as shining a light on the struggles of LGBT+ human rights activists across the world and educating the public on how they can help to create positive change.

 

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