Saturday, 27 September 2014

All Out: Olympic Win

WE WON! The International Olympic Committee (IOC) just announced new human rights rules for host cities. This was their amazing response to our massive campaign in Russia, with our partners Athlete Ally and Human Rights Watch.
From now on, potential Olympics host cities have to sign a legally binding contract that requires them to protect lesbian, gay, bi and trans people – in line with Olympic Principle 6 on non-discrimination.
Here's how we did it:
118,759 of us told the IOC to change their rules for Olympic hosts, with an unprecedented coalition of 40 groups – so no country with harsh anti-gay laws like Russia's could ever host the Games again. We delivered a massive petition and sent thousands of email submissions when they asked for feedback on how they choose host cities.

Pink News: UN: Human Rights Council passes landmark LGBT rights resolution
26th September 2014, 7:20 PM by Nick Duffy

The United Nations passed the resolution (Image: United Nations)

The United Nations Human Rights Council has passed a landmark resolution condemning violence and discrimination against LGBT people.

The resolution expresses grave concern “at acts of violence and discrimination, in all regions of the world, committed against individuals because of their sexual orientation and gender identity.”

Thursday, 25 September 2014

AIDS Alliance: Policy and Advocacy

In many countries, those most affected by HIV - sex workers, people who use drugs, men who have sex with men and transgender people – face criminalisation and discrimination, while services catering to them are often targeted by law enforcement agencies.

Alongside hostile policies, inadequate funding is also a barrier. Governments may be unable to fully fund their HIV response or unwilling to support services for criminalised groups, while many donors are reducing their HIV funding, particularly in middle-income countries.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

All Out: Stop gay 'cures' in China

Anti-gay clinics don't want you to see this video:

After enduring electro-shock therapy at a gay ‘cure’ clinic in China, Xiao Zhen has ignited a global outcry against these dangerous gay 'cures.'
100,000 All Out members signed his petition. Media all over the world are talking about him. Now, the World Health Organization (WHO) has agreed to meet with him in China.
Now’s our chance to make this even bigger. If we share this video and sign Xiao Zhen’s petition we can push the WHO to speak out against these 'cures' for good. Click below to watch his powerful story and then sign Xiao Zhen’s petition:
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