|Human Rights Overview|
Human Rights Overview
ILGA’s 2014 State Sponsored Homophobia Report points out that there are still 78 countries in there world, almost one-third of all countries, where homosexuality is criminalized. The report goes on to point out there are at least 5 known countries where homosexuality is punishable by death and a handful of others where it is unclear if this is the case. These statistics make it clear that, despite the advances that have been made in some places around the globe, LGBTI people still face violations of their basic human rights on a regular basis.
InterPride is keenly aware of the lack of legal and social equality for LGBTI people around the world and recognizes the need to push for global equality for LGBTI people. We stand behind the belief that all people are born free and equal with dignity and rights.
InterPride supports the Yogyakarta Principles, a set of principles applying international human rights law to violations experienced by lesbians, gay men, bisexual, transgender and intersex people to ensure protections.
InterPride believes that there are many ways to advocate for equality but, as LGBTI Pride organizers, one of the most powerful is simply by being visible. We stand with the people around the world who risk their jobs, their friends and families and even their lives to be visible in the worthy pursuit of moving the places they live, and consequently the world, to a place where acceptance of, and support for, the basic human dignity of LGBTI people exists.
With this in mind, InterPride’s Human Rights program consists of two primary efforts:
· The Pride Radar report – This document, first published in 2012 and currently in the process of being updated, documents all known LGBTI Pride events and organizations around the globe and assesses the degree of LGBTI hostility of the environment in which they operate.
· The Solidarity Fund – This modest grant program makes relatively small grants on an annual basis to support locally organized Pride and Pride-like events.
For more information about either of these programs, visit the link provided above or email firstname.lastname@example.org.