Established in 2011, Kaleidoscope Trust works to uphold the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT+) people in countries around the world where they are discriminated against or marginalised due to their sexual orientation, gender identity and/or gender expression.
We work with British and international institutions and partners to fund and support the work of LGBT+ activists to bring about positive legislative, policy and social change for LGBT+ people everywhere.
Our work involves supporting LGBT+ activists on the front line in these countries, many of whom put their personal safety and lives at risk to uphold and defend their community’s rights. We do this by:
Connecting LGBT+ activists from the Global South with high-level political and diplomatic decision makers across the world to advocate for positive policy change, and strengthening the capacity of LGBT+ activists to partake in international human rights advocacy, through our work with The Commonwealth Equality Network
Helping to build intersectional civil society movements across regions in the Global South that fight for equality for both women & girls, as well as LGBT+ people, through our work in the Equality & Justice Alliance
Challenging societal stigma by working with LGBT+ activists across five cities in Africa to address the challenges facing their communities, promote LGBT+ inclusion in society and strategise on how to drive positive change for LGBT+ people as part of the Strong in Diversity, Bold on Inclusion programme
Co-chairing the Equal Rights Coalition, an inter-governmental body that brings together 42 member states and more 120 civil society organisations in order to advance the human rights of and promote inclusive development for LGBTI+ persons globally.
Our work also involves speaking to and educating the UK public on the historical role the country has played in bestowing discriminatory, anti-LGBT+ laws upon many of its subjects during the colonial era, as well as shining a light on the struggles of LGBT+ human rights activists across the world and educating the public on how they can help to create positive change.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25.
LGBTQIA+ Support Services
Kaos GL is providing legal and social assistance to LGBT refugees since 2007. Kaos GL conducts refugee activities in the context of human rights monitoring, reporting and legal support. This support is given as social and legal activities to LGBT individuals who are coming to Turkey as a transit country. Within the scope of this program, Kaos GL provides legal assistance in cooperation with UNHCR and DGMM (General Directorate of Migration Management), within the advocacy work Kaos GL communicates and cooperates with NGOs, national and international institutions which are working in the field of immigration and human rights.
Address: GMK Bulvarı 29/12 Kızılay Ankara
Telephone: +90 312 230 0358
Contact: Hayriye Kara
The Gay Man Depression Support group is there for anyone looking for support in managing their depression. The group welcomes men 18+ who identify themselves as Gay, Bisexual, or Questioning. They provide a supportive and safe environment for men to gather to discuss their challenges, gain strength and share their successes in living with depression. Whether your depression is new, or you’ve been struggling for years, you’ll gain advice, valuable resources and a supportive community.
The Aman Project works on advocating for LGBTQ+ individuals and refugees in the MENA region.
Since 2017 and up until April of 2019, the Aman shelter provided a home, a community, and training to help more than 100 of Istanbul’s most vulnerable refugees, homeless LGBTQ+ individuals, get back on their feet. Today the Aman Project works on advocating for LGBTQ individuals and refugees in the MENA region through providing direct emergency assistance for rent, food and medicine to vulnerable individuals in Turkey, where the project is based. Our project also provides assistance with applying for asylum in third countries. At the same time, we work to address the root of the problem. We collaborate with journalists and utilize social media to raise awareness on LGBTQ+ issues in the region in the hope of normalizing and promoting acceptance of LGBTQ+ refugees in their home countries.
Mission:To promote safe equitable migration and communities of belonging for people fleeing Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Expression and HIV+ persecution.