Seventh Annual Gala Dinner, 31 January 2019
The 2019 Kaleidoscope Trust Gala Pledge Dinner is scheduled to take place on Thursday 31 January 2019 at Kimpton Fitzroy London in Russell Square.
The funds pledged on the night will support our campaign for LGBT people to live openly and freely everywhere around the world.
At least 70 countries make it a crime for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people to be who they are and to love who they love.
As the UK's leading international LGBT charity, we work directly with brave activists, often at their own personal risk, from more than 50 of those countries to uphold the rights of LGBT people.
Progress is possible and we have seen countries like Belize, India, Trinidad & Tobago, Seychelles, Nauru and Mozambique decriminalise homosexuality over the past few years.
This year, we hosted the largest group of activists ever to participate in a Commonwealth Heads ofGovernment Meeting in London - an historic turning point for LGBT equality in an institution where the majority of countries criminalise LGBT people. This led directly to British Prime Minister, Theresa May, expressing ‘deep regret’ for colonial-era discriminatory laws.
Progress is possible
Working with partners, we launched new programmes in countries including Mauritius and Botswana, to provide much-needed support to activists, parliamentarians and equality champions advocating for the reform of discriminatory laws negatively affecting women, girls and LGBT people.
Live openly and freely everywhere
In an increasingly uncertain world, the struggle to advance equality, freedom and justice for LGBT people is more vital than ever.
Our aim on the night is to raise at least £50,000 which means that we will be asking each one of us to pledge a minimum of £350 (or around just £30 per month) to the work of Kaleidoscope Trust. These vital funds will enable us to ensure the voices of LGBT people across the world are heard by those in power.