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Our vision is a free, safe and equal world for LGBTI+ people everywhere.

Why we’re here

In 65 countries around the world, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and other gender diverse people (LGBTI+ people) are criminalised and persecuted because of who they are and who they love. In nearly half of those countries, homophobic laws and attitudes imported and implemented during Great Britain’s colonial regime have yet to be repealed and ruled unconstitutional. This means the prejudices of the past have very real consequences in our present.

Who we are

Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust is a UK-based charity focused on fighting for the human rights of LGBTI+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex) people across the Commonwealth. We fund, fight for and empower those upholding the human rights of LGBTI+ people by working with governments, change-makers and civil society organisations to effect meaningful and lasting change in the lives of LGBTI+ people everywhere.


Our mission is to help create a world where LGBTI+ people are free, safe and equal everywhere, and we carry out our work in three distinct ways:

  1. We make sure that activists, change-makers and community organisations around the world have the funding, resources and training they need to get their work done;
  2. We move through the corridors of power here in the UK to ensure global LGBTI+ issues are a priority for funding, legislative and foreign policy decisions; and
  3. We connect grassroots organisations with governments and key policy and decision-makers so they can advocate for themselves and their communities.


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