Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) issues
All over the world people are mistreated for their sexual orientation and gender identity. We're working to end the abuses.
Love is a human right
No matter what your actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, every person on earth should be treated by others and by their governments as equal citizens. But around the world, people are continually persecuted and discriminated against for who they are, and their sexual feelings and consenting behaviour.
We're working for a world where no one faces discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity.
We challenge governments and authorities to fulfil their responsibility to protect LGBT people from such abuses.
We campaign to protect human rights defenders who can put themselves at risk by speaking out against abuses based on sexuality or gender identity.
Latest blog posts
- Cameroon The country where 'looking gay' and drinking Bailey's can get you jailed
- Uganda 'Call Me Kuchu' - the secret world of Uganda's LGBT rights activists
- Serbia Stand proud for LGBTI rights as Belgrade Pride is banned...again
- South Africa "We are carrying on, even if they rape us, beat us or kill us"
- Northern Ireland Equal marriage - how long will Northern Ireland have to wait?
- Malaysia "Signs of homosexuality in boys may include preferences for tight, light-coloured clothes and large handbags"
- Russia Falling in love with Madonna
Join our LGBTI NetworkAmnesty's LGBTI Network is made up of Amnesty members (and affiliated groups) who campaign against human rights violations based on sexual orientation or gender identity. Join the network
Call Me Kuchu - Documenting the story of Uganda's first openly gay man
We're proud to support feature documentary Call Me Kuchu, which tells the struggle of David Kato, Uganda's first openly gay activist, fighting for his right to equality in the face of a hostile society.
Call Me Kuchu filmmakers Katherine Fairfax Wright and Malika Zouhali-Worrall have blogged for us on their experience making the film, and entering the world of Kampala's kuchus. Read their blog
About the film
In Uganda, a new bill threatens to make homosexuality punishable by death. Call Me Kuchu documents activist David Kato and his supporters risking their lives to stand up for human rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender men and women in Uganda - or 'kuchus'.
Call Me Kuchu depicts the last year in the life of a courageous, quick-witted and steadfast man whose wisdom and achievements were not fully recognized until after his death. Find out more about the film at callmekuchu.com