Every day, the human rights and dignity of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) people around the world are abused in ways that shock the conscience. The stories of the struggles and resilience often remain invisible – or willfully ignored – by those with the power to make change. Since 1990, OutRight Action International has worked alongside LGBTIQ activists and organizations, diplomats and policymakers, and other key partners to advance community-focused solutions to create lasting legal and social transformation. Together, we combat the systemic violence, persecution and discrimination that LGBTIQ people face around the world.
From our headquarters in New York and with staff in eight countries, OutRight advances our mission of ensuring human rights for LGBTIQ people everywhere through three strategic program areas: