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. So-called anti-LGBTQ+ propaganda laws inhibit advocacy, and organizing is constrained by 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.

Featured Resource

The LGBTQI Refugee Crisis in Afghanistan

The Taliban’s August 2021 takeover of Afghanistan has led to international concerns for the safety and livelihood of vulnerable populations, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) Afghans.…

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Become an HRC Global Fellow

HRC Global brings established and emerging LGBTQ leaders and allies to Washington, D.C. as Global Fellows for short professional development opportunities and training.


Exposed: The World Congress of Families

The World Congress of Families (WCF) is one of the most influential American organizations involved in the export of hate. Since 1997, WCF has held conferences and events around the…


Global Alumni Network

The HRC Global Alumni Network is made up of more than 180 advocates for LGBTQ+ equality from over 90 countries around the world. Members of our network are leaders in…


Global Innovative Advocacy Summit

Stay tuned for information about our 2022 Global Summit
Inspired by the incredible work being done across five continents, HRC launched its inaugural Global Innovative Advocacy Summit in March 2016.…


Global Partnerships in Innovative Advocacy

The goal of the Global Partnership is to help strengthen the equality movement in each partner country through more effective advocacy, campaigning, organizing and outreach.


Global Partnerships in Pride

HRC Global is closely monitoring evolving developments around the coronavirus and its impact on communities throughout the world. Please check this page for updates to the 2020 Global Partnerships in…

International, Laws & Legislation

Global Respect Act

The Global Respect Act would provide a means to prevent individuals who violate the human rights of LGBTQ people from entry into the United States.


Global Small Grants Program

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation launched its Global Small Grants Program in 2020, in order to support efforts to strengthen the global equality movement. In its inaugural year, each grant…



The GLOBE Act would build a framework into U.S. diplomacy to protect LGBTQ+ human rights worldwide.

Workplace, International

HRC Equidad CL: Global Workplace Equality Program

See below to download the 2020 and 2019 HRC Equidad CL report, the leading workplace assessment designed to grow LGBTQ inclusion and equality across Chile.
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