Michael Heflin is director of equality for the Open Society Human Rights Initiative, which promotes justice, equality and participation of all, including LGBTI individuals and communities.
Graeme Reid is director of the LGBT rights program at Human Rights Watch in New York City. Reid, who is originally from South Africa, has conducted research and has taught and published extensively on gender, sexuality, LGBT issues and HIV/AIDS.
Shawn M. Gaylord leads Human Rights First’s initiative to combat violence against LGBTI people globally.
Fabrice Houdart is human rights officer at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights New York who works on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity. His team leads the United Nations’ Free & Equal campaign to promote global LGBTI rights.
Church World Service works to create a safe space for LGBTI people, providing both resettlement for LGBTI refugees and protection to those still facing the fear of persecution. The organization currently works with LGBTI communities in both Africa and the United States in order to safeguard the human rights of all persecuted people and provide services that […]
The African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town is a teaching, learning and research institute that focuses on issues of gender and development on the African continent. The institute has delivered innovative integrated outcomes on gender justice, sexuality and human rights, peace and conflict studies and capacity building in relation to gender and women’s studies […]
The Initiative for Strategic Litigation in Africa, based in Johannesburg, is a Pan-African and feminist-led initiative that aims to contribute to the development of jurisprudence on sexual rights and women’s human rights on the continent by providing expertise on strategic litigation.
The Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice works exclusively to advance LGBTQI human rights around the globe. The foundation supports grantee partners in the U.S. and internationally and works for racial, economic, social and gender justice so everyone can live freely, without fear and with dignity. Contact the director of programs, Sarah Gunther.
ARC International, based in Geneva, Switzerland, advances LGBT rights and facilitates strategic planning around LGBT issues internationally, strengthening global networks and enhancing access to United Nations mechanisms. The organization has played a key role in the development of the Yogyakarta Principles on the application of International Human Rights Law in relation to sexual orientation and […]