We support LGBT+ activists around the world

Innovative Communications

Raising Awareness 

The Kaleidoscope Trust engages in various means of communications to raise awareness about the challenges faced by LGBT people around the world and to amplify the voices of different LGBT communities.


We hold two annual lectures, one in May for the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT) and one in December to mark Human Rights Day. 

We've also presented in in a wide range of conferences and other forums to ensure that there is well informed discussion and debate around the rights of LGBT people among leaders in various fields including academia, business, faith communities, international development and the law. Find out about our past and upcoming events in the Events section.

Publications and resources 

We commission and promote research and compile reports, seeking to bring the facts to the attention of policy makers, the media and the public.


The Kaleidoscope Trust has worked closely with local activists and researchers to publish a biennial report in advance of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 2013 and 2015. This report sets out the legal status of same sex relations between men and between women as well as the position of transgender and intersex people where possible throughout the Commonwealth and reflects on recent social and policy developments. Importantly it also provides testimony from local activists, on the lived reality of LGBTI people and thus has been of use to advocates.  A revised report will be produced for the 2018 CHOGM.


In 2016 we published A Commonwealth Toolkit for Policy Progress on LGBT Citizens Rights in collaboration with The Royal Commonwealth Society and the Commonwealth Equality Network, showing the extent of progress being made by countries across the Commonwealth on upholding the rights of LGBT citizens.


See the Resources section to read and download our publications and those of other activists and organisations.