Creating a world that is free and equal happens when all of us work together. Everyone can make a difference: individuals, families, groups and organizations. There are human rights groups, health organizations, legal rights groups, civil society organizations and faith communities doing amazing work for LGBT equality around the world. We seek to partner with these leaders and groups in doing this faith and justice work.
- Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights.
- The Council for Global Equality
The Council for Global Equality brings together international human rights activists, foreign policy experts, LGBT leaders, philanthropists and corporate officials to encourage a clearer and stronger American voice on human rights concerns impacting LGBT communities around the world.
- Free & Equal
Free & Equal is an unprecedented United Nations global public education campaign for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. A project of the United Nations Human Rights Office being implemented in partnership with the Purpose Foundation, Free & Equal will raise awareness of homophobic and transphobic violence and discrimination, and promote greater respect for the rights of LGBT people everywhere.
- Global Justice Institute
The global justice work on behalf of LGBT people by the Metropolitan Community Churches
- Human Rights Watch (HRW)
HRW is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all.
- International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
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.
- International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA)
ILGA’s aim is to work for the equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex people and their liberation from all forms of discrimination. We seek to achieve this aim through the world-wide cooperation and mutual support of our members.
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender Faith and Asylum Network (LGBT – FAN)
LGBT-FAN is dedicated to helping people who are seeking safety in the U.S. because of persecution of their sexual orientation or gender identity in their home countries. We are leaders of faith networks, asylum-seekers and people who have already gained asylum, LGBT rights activists, priests and pastors, LGBT community center staff, policy experts, scholars, and refugee resettlement workers who feel called to this work by our diverse spiritual traditions.
- LGBT Institute at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights
The Global Faith and Justice Project is a founding partner with the LGBT Institute, a global platform that provides a place for great minds to gather and explore critical issues to advance LGBT rights around the world. The LGBT Institute is part of the Center for Civil and Human Rights in downtown Atlanta.
- Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM)
ORAM is the only international organization devoted solely to advocating on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees fleeing persecution due to sexual orientation or gender identity.
- Political Research Associates
Political Research Associates is a social justice think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. They expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights.
- Rainbow Welcome Initiative
Rainbow Welcome Initiative supports the resettlement of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) refugees and asylees by offering technical assistance to service providers and disseminating critical resources relevant to both resettlement staff and refugees and asylees. The Rainbow Welcome Initiative is committed to ensuring the successful integration of LGBT refugees and asylees as they establish new lives in this country and pursue new possibilities.
- Rainbow World Fund
The Rainbow World Fund is the world’s first and only all-volunteer LGBT-based humanitarian aid organization. It works to help people affected by natural disasters, hunger, poverty, disease, oppression and war by raising awareness and funds within the LGBT community to support relief efforts around the world.
- United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC)
The Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system responsible for strengthening the promotion and protection of human rights around the globe and for addressing situations of human rights violations and make recommendations on them. It has the ability to discuss all thematic human rights issues and situations that require its attention throughout the year. It meets at the UN Office at Geneva.