Current initiatives

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The Peter Tatchell Foundation works to promote and defend LGBTI rights and other human rights in the UK and selected other countries, in accordance with national and international human rights law. Our current initiatives include:

  • Supporting the movement for marriage equality in Northern Ireland; to end the ban and ensure that same-sex couples can marry the person they love
  • Defending free speech and freedom of expression, including twice successfully working with others to respectively repeal legal restrictions and prevent the enactment of repressive new laws in the UK
  • Lobbying the Commonwealth to repeal the outlawing of homosexuality in 37 of its 52 member states – and to place LGBTI rights on the agenda of the next Commonwealth summit in 2018
  • Pressing the UK government to make sex and relationship education mandatory in every school, and inclusive of LGBTI issues, to cut unwanted pregnancies and HIV
  • Promoting LGBTI-Muslim solidarity: building bridges with the Muslim community to fight all hate, challenge homophobia and support LGBTI Muslims
  • Acting in solidarity with occupied and unrecognised nations such as Kurdistan, West Papua, Somaliland, Tibet, Arabistan, Western Sahara, Palestine and Balochistan
  • Working to make sport LGBTI accessible, challenge anti-LGBTI prejudice and encourage LGBTI sports people to come out – especially in football
  • Advocating against the prohibition on different-sex civil partnerships, to open them up to everyone so that male-female couples can have a civil partnership if they wish
  • Making the economic case for decriminalising homosexuality in countries like Jamaica, Saudi Arabia and Nigeria; showing how criminalisation is economically disadvantageous because it deters tourism and foreign investment, and creates a brain-drain of skilled LGBTI people who leave to live in more LGBT-friendly countries
  • Publicising the inspiring work of heroic human rights defenders in repressive countries like Russia, Iran, Honduras, Saudi Arabia, Zimbabwe, Ukraine, Pakistan and Uganda.

In addition, we do casework, providing advice and support to hundreds of refugees and victims of discrimination, hate crime and miscarriages of justice, and run an Education in Human Rights programme of talks in schools, colleges and universities

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Thank you – Peter Tatchell, Director of the PTF

Our motto: “Don’t accept the world as it is. Dream of what the world could be – and then help make it happen”