Every year celebrate Pride with LGBTQI+ activists around the world– celebrating our pride and standing for our rights! This year as the world opens back up, let us show our PRIDE and build a better “normal” where everyone’s rights are fully protected, respected, and fulfilled.
On this page you’ll find actions you can take, ideas for organizing, and resources to learn more about LGBTI rights. Take Action!
The Global Gag Rule is a disastrous and deadly U.S. foreign policy that violates the basic rights of millions of people globally to health, information, free speech and even to life by blocking global funding for non-profits and clinics around the world that so much as provide education about safe abortion. LGBTQI+ communities are disproportionately impacted by the Global Gag, which cuts off lifesaving care and health. While President Biden repealed the Global Gag rule, this policy can and will be put back into place by future presidents, disrupting global health, violating LGBTI rights, and costing lives. The Global Heath, Rights and Empowerment (HER) Act would permanently repeal this harmful policy. Let’s end Global Gag once and for all and pass the Global HER Act!
From day one, biology students Melike Balkan and Özgür Gür dedicated themselves to defending lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI+) rights at their university. As members of the LGBTI+ Solidarity Group, they have organized campus Pride marches successfully for years. But in May 2019, the university banned the planned march and called the police to disperse the peaceful sit-in. Despite simply exercising their right to peaceful protest, 18 students and an academic are now on trial.
Take Action and demand Turkey acquit protesters of all charges!
Meet Vitalina, a woman human rights defender and an LGBTI activist. In March 2018, Vitalina was attacked for speaking up for her and other’s rights at a protest held on International Women’s Day in Ukraine. Six people from a radical group called “Karpatska Sich” doused her with red paint while she was participating in the event. The paint got into her eyes and caused chemical burns. On 5 March, the court ordered to free her attackers from criminal liability since the statute of limitations for the charges against them (“causing minor bodily harm”) has expired. While the decision is lawful, it demonstrates that the Ukrainian justice system is failing the survivors of hate crimes in their pursuit of justice.
We must make sure this investigation isn’t getting shelved! Take action today and tweet your support!
Originally from Nicaragua, Maura fled from relentless gender-based violence in Mexico and rebuilt her life here: she attended high school in San Diego, worked in hospitality, and was part of a community who accept her as a trans woman. But for over two years, she’s been locked up by ICE at the Otay Mesa Detention Center where she suffers from abuse and inadequate medical care, taking a heavy toll on her mental health and wellbeing. She faces significant risk if returned to Nicaragua, a country she hasn’t known for decades that is not safe for LGBTI individuals.
Maura’s favorite singer is Celia Cruz and favorite song is La Vida es Un Carnaval. In the past, she used to create and produce performance shows, and she wishes to be free to sing and dance at shows like she used to.
Amnesty has partnered with [email protected] Coalition, National Immigrant Justice Center, and American Friends Service Committee Colorado to call for her freedom!
Just because we’re physically distant doesn’t mean we can’t do activism together! Check out the below for ideas to stay engaged with Pride all month long!
Throughout Pride month, commit to learning more about LGBTI rights and what you can do to support LGBTQI+ people!