Human Rights Don't Discriminate
LGBTI rights are human rights
A person's sexual orientation or gender identity can lead to abuse in the form of discrimination, violence, imprisonment, torture, or even execution, and these abuses are all illegal under international human rights law. Amnesty International works to protect the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) individuals by shining a light on rights abuses, calling for policy change, and working to protect LGBTI human rights defenders. Amnesty International considers anyone imprisoned solely because of homosexuality to be prisoners of conscience who should be immediately and unconditionally released.
Are human rights your Pride? Get involved!
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- Contact our LGBTI Coordinators George Harvey and Alexander Kennedy to explore how you can get involved.
- Take Amnesty International's international human rights message and actions to Pride.
- Write a letter or take a solidarity action (see 'Get Involved' section at the bottom of this webpage)
In the headlines
- 'I am not a monster:' State-entrenched discrimination and homophobia in Tunisia
- Rule by Law: Discriminatory Legislation and Legitimized Abuses in Uganda
- Speaking Out: Advocacy Experiences and Tools of LGBTI Activists in Sub-Saharan Africa
- Making Love is a Crime: Criminalization of consensual same-sex behaviour in sub-Saharan Africa
- The State Decides Who I Am: Lack of legal gender recognition for transgender people in Europe