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At Kalei­do­scope Trust we be­lieve it should never be il­le­gal to be you, yet over 70 coun­tries make it a crime for les­bian, gay, bi­sex­ual and trans peo­ple to be who they are and to love who they love. In many coun­tries we still face vi­o­lence, dis­crim­i­na­tion and per­se­cu­tion. Our work con­tin­ues.

What we do

Kalei­do­scope Trust works to up­hold the rights of LGBTQ peo­ple in­ter­na­tion­ally. We sup­port and pro­mote the so­cial, po­lit­i­cal and le­gal changes needed to end dis­crim­i­na­tion based on sex­ual ori­en­ta­tion and gen­der iden­tity/ex­pres­sion so that LGBTQ peo­ple can live in free­dom.

We work in close part­ner­ship with nearly 40 coura­geous ac­tivists from across the world through The Com­mon­wealth Equal­ity Net­work, which we helped found. We draw on their ex­per­tise and en­sure their voices and pri­or­i­ties are heard in places they might not oth­er­wise reach, to shape both pub­lic and po­lit­i­cal opin­ion.

In the UK, we in­flu­ence the Govern­ment to be a global leader on prompt­ing and de­fend­ing LGBTQ rights. In Par­lia­ment, we con­vened the cross-party group of MPs which be­came the All-Party Par­lia­men­tary Group on Global LGBT Rights - now the biƒest in Par­lia­ment. We are also a found­ing mem­ber of the UK Al­liance for Global Equal­ity, a coali­tion of UK-based or­gan­i­sa­tions work­ing to­gether to sup­port progress and pro­mote the hu­man rights of LGBTQ peo­ple around the world.

Progress is pos­si­ble and we have seen coun­tries like Belize, In­dia, Trinidad & Tobago, Sey­chelles, Nauru and Mozam­bique de­crim­i­nalise ho­mo­sex­u­al­ity in the past few years.

Do­nate

Show your sup­port by do­nat­ing to us via our web­site kalei­do­scopetrust.com/ don. Don’t for­get to add Gift Aid to your dona­tion!

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