Global Nongovernmental Organizations (NGO’s)

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International

Africa

  • Be True 2 Me – trans-led organization that operates support networks in multiple areas across South Africa
  • Bisi Alimi Foundation (BAF) – advocates for the rights and dignity of TLGBQIA+ people in Nigeria
  • galck+ – (formerly The Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya) is the National SOGIE umbrella body, representing TLGBQIA+ voices across Kenya
  • Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) – serves the needs of the TLGBQIA+ communities in Zimbabwe
  • GenderDynamiX – the first registered Africa-based public benefit organization to focus solely on trans and gender diverse communities
  • OUT – the second-oldest TLGBQIA+ organization in South Africa
  • Social, Health & Empowerment (S.H.E.) – feminist collective of trans and intersex women in Africa
  • Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) – advocates for the protection and promotion of human rights of TLGBQIA+ Ugandans
  • Tranz Homos DZ – advocates for the rights of TLGBQIA+ communities in Algeria

Asia

  • Helem – online resource for information and engagement on queer rights and liberation in Lebanon and the South-West Asia and North Africa regions
  • Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees (based in Canada) – provides education, guidance, and food and shelter assistance to TLGBQIA+ refugees while living in Turkey until they are resettled in a safe country

India

  • Humsafar Trust – Mumbai-based Community-Based Organization for TLGBQIA+ rights
  • LGBTQIA+ Youth India – confidential Community Helpline for TLGBQIA+ youth
  • Naz Foundation – Delhi-based organization working to address issues of HIV/AIDS and sexual health
  • Nazariya – Delhi-based queer feminist group focused on queer women and trans persons
  • Orinam –  collective of TLGBQIA+ people and allies based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu
  • Queerala – Community-Based Organization for Malayali TLGBQIA+ people
  • Sangama – human rights group based in Bangalore, focused on sexual minorities, sex workers and people living HIV
  • Sappho for Equality – organization based in Kolkata, India, working for the rights of lesbians, bisexual women, and trans men in Eastern India
  • Srishti Madurai – student volunteer group designed to target the problems of TLGBQIA+ people in non-metro cities of Tamil Nadu

Israel

  • Hoshen – non-profit volunteer organization whose purpose is to fight stereotypes regarding sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Israel Gay Youth – organization for TLGBQIA+ youth
  • Jerusalem Open House – community center serving people of all sexual orientations and gender identities
  • Tehila – offers support for the parents of TLGBQIA+ people
  • The Aguda – non-profit TLGBQIA+ rights organization

Nepal

Sri Lanka

  • Equal Ground – nonprofit organization seeking economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights for the TLGBQIA+ communities of Sri Lanka

Singapore

Taiwan

America (outside of the U.S. and Canada)

  • United Caribbean Trans Network
  • REDCAHT+ – trans men’s collectives and organizations from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Dominican Republic, Peru, Uruguay, and Cuba

Colombia

Ecuador

Guatemala

Guyana

México

  • Asociación por las Infancias Transgénero – aimed at assisting the transition of infants and adolescents
  • Colectivo Hombres XX – working for the human rights of the TLGBTQI+ community to access a full life free of prejudice and to eradicate discrimination and hate crimes.
  • Yaaj – promoting, protecting, and guaranteeing the human rights of the TLGBTQI+ community in Mexico

Europe

  • ILGA-Europe – the European region of the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association
  • OII Europe – umbrella organization of European human rights-based intersex organizations
  • Transgender Europe (TGEU) – network of different organizations working to combat discrimination against trans people and support trans rights

Spain

United Kingdom

  • BlackTransAlliance.org – Black trans-led organization supporting Black trans people in London
  • Intersex UK – works to protect the bodily autonomy of intersex children, teens, and adolescents through government lobbying and educational outreach in the United Kingdom and Ireland
  • LGBT Youth Scotland
  • Mermaids – supporting transgender, nonbinary and gender-diverse children, young people, and their families
  • Under Veil Project – offers peer and social support to the LGBTQ+ BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic) community which faces alienation, discrimination, bullying, and violence from both without and within the BAME community.

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