Sexual diversity

Its main purpose is to produce, organize, and disseminate knowledge about sexuality from a human rights perspective, in order to help fight gender inequality and to contribute to the struggle against the discrimination of sexual minorities in the region.
Blue Diamond Society (BDS), Nepal's only organization for sexual minorities, was founded in 2001 in an effort to address the needs of sexual minorities.
A website on gay and lesbian affairs in Africa. Law and legal advice, Africa by country and news.
NGO sites
An organization fighting for the human, civil and sexual rights of African LGBT community.
Agua Buena
Human Rights Association created in response to the crisis surrounding the AIDS epidemic in Central America, with a focus on access to medical treatment for People who Live with AIDS. A parallel focus of the Association involves the situation of sexual minorities in Central America. Costa Rica.
Aswat - Palestinian Gay Women
ASWAT (which means Voice in Arabic) is a courageous and dynamic group of Palestinian gay women who have decided to organize to challenge the status quo and to improve their lives and hopefully secure these rights for the coming generations.
Bahamian Gays and Lesbians Against Discrimination
Support/advocacy group which, in addition to creating an atmosphere where gay people can feel comfortable in expressing themselves, intends to sensitize the public on the dilemma facing the gay community.
Black Sash
They work to ensuring the recognition and protection of citizens´ human rights. Black Sash began as women´s anti-apartheid movement opposed to the gross human rights violations practised under apartheid in South Africa.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance of Uganda (GALA Uganda)
The GALA programming and planning agenda are currently set by an approach designed to examine, enhance, and improve the emotional, social, political, educational, and spiritual lives of Lesbians, Gay Men, Bisexuals and Transgendered people in Uganda.
Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe
GALZ provides gay men and lesbians in Zimbabwe with a network to facilitate communication within the gay community. The objective is to increase awareness of gay rights in as broad a forum as possible thereby integrating these rights with the other basic human rights for which civil society is currently battling.
Social service organization run and managed by volunteers with an objective to provide information, reference, education, counseling and refererrals concerning lesbian, gay and bisexual issues in Hong Kong.
Iranian Gay & Lesbian Healthcare Providers Association
A professional organization with a mission to provide opportunities for gay/lesbian Iranian healthcare providers to network and unite, promote mental and physical health within the Iranian GLBT Community and challenge homophobia in the Iranian community.
Jamaica Forum of Lesbians, All-Sexuals & Gays
The site is committed to working towards a Jamaican society in which the human rights and equality of lesbians, all-sexuals and gays are guaranteed.
Jerusalem Open House
Organization fighting for the rights of gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender people. It also offers discussion groups and weekly activities. Israel.
Lavender Phoenix
Networking of Lesbians and Bisexual Women from Mainland China. The basic purpose for this group is to get connected with other lesbians and bisexual women in Mainland China, and those who originally came from China.
Lebanese Protection for LGBT - HELEM
Helem leads a peaceful struggle for the liberation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Lebanon from all sorts of legal, social and cultural discrimination.
Lesbian and Gay Equality Project
Formerly the National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality, the new Lesbian and Gay Equality Project is a civil and human rights group that lobbies against discriminatory practices by government and the private sector. Discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender and martital status is specifically outlawed in the Bill of Rights chapter of the South African Constitution (1996).
People Like Us
Organization of gay, lesbian and bisexual Singaporeans, coming together to affirm their dignity, support each other, educate for understanding and work towards integration.
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Selected news
Argentina grants full equal marriage rights to same-sex couples
Thu Jul 15 2010 - Source: ILGA
The Argentinean Congress voted in favour of the “Egalitarian marriage law” which will grant equal marriage and adoption rights to same-sex partners. This and the first ever in Latin America and the Caribbean. This triumph is the result of a long struggle as well as the social changes pushed by the LGBTI community in the country.
Malawi and homophobia: The fight for the full inclusion of everyone
Mon Jun 07 2010 - Source: Pambazuka
Like many people around the world, Sokari Ekine is ‘elated’ by the news that Malawian gay couple Steven Monjeza and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, have been pardoned and freed. But, asks Ekine, ‘How can we claim justice has been done when the law used to convict the couple has not been successfully challenged?’
Mexico rejects church criticism of sex education
Wed Apr 21 2010 - Source: AWID
Mexican educators and officials defended the country's public school sex education from criticism by a Roman Catholic bishop who said such teachings make celibacy vows more difficult for priests to keep.

Sexual diversity and the law - Fri Dec 17 2010
Throughout 2010, airs of social and political change swept through the Americas from the north to the south. Many activists are aware, though, that the gains to date are small steps towards living and fully enjoying their rights, and they know that they must continue to pressure the States to promote and protect the human rights of all people, no matter what their sexual orientation and gender identity.
Fuente: AWID

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