In spite of progress in recent years, all over the world LGBTQ+ people still face harassment, legal and societal discrimination and exclusion, violence, and sometimes death. 68 countries criminalize same-sex sexual conduct, and in up to nine countries, this may be punishable by death. Broad-ranging anti-LGBTQ+ laws and policies inhibit advocacy and organizing by imposing restrictions on civil society in many more countries.
HRC coordinates across multiple programs to provide public education, capacity building, legal expertise, and programmatic support for LGBTQ+ advocates and allies around the world. Our partnership programs are offered across a global network of 180 LGBTQ+ organizations and leaders in 90 countries around the world.
US foreign policy advocacy
UN and other multilateral engagement
Equal Rights Coalition, Global Equality Fund,
Sound the Alarm
Creating inclusive and welcoming workplaces to ensure the professional success and wellbeing and professional success of LGBTQ+ employees means looking far beyond handbooks. HRC’s Global Workplace Equality Program improves the lives of LGBTQ+ workers through its Equidad MX and Equidad CL, two in-country programs designed to promote equality and inclusion among businesses and corporations in Mexico and Chile. In just a few years, the initiatives have become the leading voice for global advocacy, information and guidance related to LGBTQ+ workplace issues.
Impact litigation and legal advocacy