LGBTI RIGHTS – educating about global dimensions

By Vanessa Terschluse, Amnesty Speaker Programme Volunteer

To celebrate LGBT History Month this February, we have pulled together a list of resources to support educating about the state of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex(LGBTI) rights around the world.

Amnesty International UK works on LGBTI rights because every single person has a right to be free from discrimination – regardless of our sexual or gender identity. Our LGBTI network is a strong community of activists across the UK fighting for everyone to have the right to love who they want to love, and to be who they are.

 

Sadly, many people around the world still face discrimination for their sexual orientation or gender identity. Education on LGBTI rights and the different global human rights challenges faced by LGBTI individuals helps students understand the difficulties some people face, and enables them to stand up for the rights of LGBTI individuals both at home and around the world.

 

A beautiful blog from our LGBTI Network that explores different ways LGBTI activists are defying their governments and having a huge impact in the LGBTI movements in their countries.

 

This colourful map from the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association gives an overviews of sexual orientation laws in the world. Also available are maps focusing on criminalisation, protection and recognition laws. All maps are available in English, Spanish and French.

 

An in-depth Amnesty report on discrimination of LGBTI people in Tunisia.

 

John Jeanette talks about her personal experience and the importance of LGBTI rights in her life and in allowing her to be herself.

 

A powerful video where young children of immigrants share their experience of coming out to their parents.

 

Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols share stories from their visits to countries where LGBTI individuals have their basic rights restricted, finding examples of individuals who have stood up against this and created human rights change

 

A BBC video giving an overview of the success and setbacks of LGBTI rights. This film is an eye-opening resource showing the state of LGBTI rights worldwide, touching on issues in Ireland, South Africa, Nigeria, Uganda, Russia and India.

 

Other organisations which are very helpful to turn to in regards of educating ourselves about LGBTI issues are Stonewall, Inclusion For All, Educate and Celebrate and Letterbox Library.

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