While some countries have decriminalised homosexuality, outlawed homophobic hate crimes and over 20 countries recognise same-sex marriage; others are becoming increasingly oppressive, and brutal, like Chechnya.
Having sex with someone of the same sex remains illegal in over 70 countries, and punishable by death in 10. We've pulled together a number of organisations working to promote equality, though it's worth remembering that LGBT human rights campaigners risk violence, discrimination, and arrest.
Contact us here if you know of an organisation we should include.
International HIV organisations
You may be interested in our section on International HIV organisations focusing on the health and well-being of gay men and men who have sex with men including HIV prevention, HIV treatment, advocacy, support services and promoting their health and human rights, and storytelling to fight the pandemic and the global stigma associated with it.
International HIV organisations | MEN R US
LGBT rights by country or territory | Wikipedia
Capital punishment for homosexuality | Wikipedia
LGBT rights | The Guardian
LGBT News | BBC
LGBT+ rights movements are strongest when they support other progressive causes and are supported in return | Openly | 12 Jun 2020
LGBT travel index puts Sweden top, and warns against some popular destinations | The Guardian | 22 Nov 2019