We want to raise in 2019 a total of £2000 for GiveOut. We would love you to help us achieve our goal. To get us off the starting blocks Diva Destinations is donating £200 to go towards that target.
Throughout the year we will update you on the various projects being funded through GiveOut donations.
Join Diva Destinations in supporting GiveOut, When you make a donation you will be able to choose whether Gift Aid can be claimed on your donation, meaning GiveOut can claim an extra 25p for every £1 you give. Alternatively, to set up a standing order or to make a bank transfer to the fund please contact the GiveOut team here
£2000 Target for 2019
Please donate as much or as little as you can Every time someone donates on our page here then we will update our target amount so you can see how you are helping struggling LGBTQI communities across the world.
Location: Sri Lanka
Focus: Decriminalisation of consensual sex-same relations
LGBTQI people in Sri Lanka face discrimination at every level of society, with the Penal Code criminalising same-sex identities. But there is a window of opportunity, following recent Indian and Caribbean rulings, to decriminalise same-sex relations in Sri Lanka. GiveOut will support Equal Ground as it implements a research-based social awareness campaign to change public opinion towards LGBTQI people and pave the way for decriminalisation of same sex relations. This is expected to be a muti-year decriminalisation campaign and we are proud to offer donors the opportunity to support it.
Focus: Legal representation and policy reform for the trans community
In partnership with Akkai Padmashali and other trans activists, CLPR helped litigate on behalf of the trans community in India in the Section 337 proceedings that ended in the landmark Supreme Court ruling decriminalising same-sex relations. In India, hijras, a community which includes trans and intersex people – face forced back-alley castrations, sexual violence, humiliation and homelessness, and are often coerced into sex work. GiveOut’s grant will go towards CLPR’s core costs, allowing it to continue its work providing free legal representation to trans people across India.
Location: Southeast Asia
Focus: Grassroots LGBTQI groups
There are currently major concerns in the global LGBTQI movement around the provision and protection of rights for gender and sexual minorities in Southeast Asia. In Indonesia, for example, the situation for LGBTQI people is worsening, with raids on LGBTQI gatherings, proposals to criminalise same sex relations in a revised Criminal Code and the establishment of anti-LGBTQI task forces. ASEAN SOGIE Caucus supports activists with less access to resources and opportunities for training by providing small activity grants for seminars, workshops and trainings, and GiveOut’s funding will go to the ASC’s Supporting Capacity of Local LGBTIQ Activists initiative. Under the project, ASC provides financial and technical support to local activists working across Southeast Asia. After a 15-day application window, ASC received 38 eligible applications. Of these, ASC selected five organisations to support from Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Vietnam.
The funded projects include: