In English. The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) is a leading international organization dedicated to human rights advocacy on behalf of people who experience discrimination or abuse on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity or expression. The blog site contains articles and commentary of events and news related to gay rights issues around the world.
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International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission
Intervención Bochinche [Peru]
In Spanish. Blog documents the Institute of Health, Sexuality and Development Studies project, 'Ciudadaniasx' which launched 'Intervención Bochinche' campaign to challenge and confront the stigma and denounce the violence against women and transgender/transsexual sex workers in Lima, Peru. Site includes videos, campaign ephemera, and testimonies from sex workers.
Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees
In English. IRQR is an international, non for profit, queer human rights organization based in Toronto, Canada. We help Iranian gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered refugees all over the world. We help when Iranian queers are threatened with deportation back to Iran. We also assist Iranian queers in obtaining asylum in friendly countries. When Iranian queer people flee persecution in Iran, they generally go to Turkey. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) interviews these refugees and decides whether their case for asylum is valid. If they are granted asylum status, the UNHCR finds a new country for each person on base of their profile. IRQR helps these refugees through the process and, whenever possible, provides funds for safe houses from donations, since Turkey is also a homophobic and transphobic society and queer people are not physically safe there either. The website includes related news materials and a variety of resources for individuals in need of information regarding their rights.
In English and Arabic. First LGBT organization in Iraq (now based in the UK) founded by Ali Hili in 2005 who was the first to call attention to the systematic killing of LGBT people in his country. Site features news stories and organization's financial records.
Kenya Human Rights Commission
In English. The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) was established in 1992 in response to serious human rights abuses by the government of Kenya against its people. At the current time, the Kenya Human Rights Commission's goal is to adequately root human rights and democratic values in communities. This will not only enable communities to defend but also claim their rights. Website materials document program activities, news and popular education materials.
Lambda Istanbul [Turkey]
In Turkish and some English. Organization run by gay and lesbian activists on a volunteer basis. Activities include maintaining a cultural center, organizing pride activities, weekly meetings, weekly radio show, helpline, reporting human rights violations, working with the university to conduct research with/on the LGBT community, and organizing demonstrations.
Sexual Minorities Uganda
In English. SMUG is a coalition of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) human rights organizations. SMUG was born on March 3, 2004 to organize LGBTI groups to create one big strong LGBTI community in Uganda. The need for a coalition arose because there were several LGBT groups operating in the country lacked concrete organization and teamwork with fellow groups. SMUG would then work on behalf of its member organizations, enforcing their activities and representing them in a more organized manner. The websites contains general news articles and program news.
The Lesbian and Gay Equality Project [South Africa]
In English. LGEP is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation that works towards achieving full legal and social equality for lesbian and gay people in South Africa. Site contains documents for download on various activities.