At this unique moment in history, when we are seeing such rapid progress in the fight for equality in the West, we cannot be blind to appalling crimes against humanity elsewhere. Today in Russia, Uganda, Nigeria, and elsewhere, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex (LGBTQI) people are facing harassment, abuse, and violence. In some countries, recent laws have deemed homosexuality punishable by death and the situation appears to be getting worse, not better.
1. To raise awareness among the international community of violence, discrimination, and atrocities committed against LGBTQI people.
2. To support LGBTQI people and communities in areas where safety and dignity is compromised through funds and solidarity.
3. To support and collaborate with LGBTQI and human rights organizations concerned with these issues.