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Action Groups

Issue 328

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Action groups

There are hundreds worldwide.
Here are a few, selected starting points.

International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)
1360 Mission St, Suite 200,
San Francisco, CA 94103, US.
Tel: (+1) 415 255 8680;
Fax: (+1) 415 255 8662.
E-mail: [email protected]
Campaigns to prevent human-rights violations and responds to these via advocacy, reports and emergency-action network. Constituency includes lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and anyone living with HIV and AIDS.

Amnesty International
(International Secretariat)

1 Easton Street, London WC1 8DJ, England.
Tel: (+44) 207 413 5500;
Fax: (+44) 207 956 1157.
E-mail:[email protected]
Since 1991 Amnesty has included within its mandate defending the human rights of those persecuted or imprisoned for being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender. Amnesty sections with active gay groups exist in 23 countries.

International Lesbian and Gay Association (ILGA)
81 Kolenmarkt, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium.
Tel/fax: (+32) 2502 2471.
E-mail: [email protected]
Worldwide federation of more than 350 LGBT rights organizations in over 70 countries and on all continents. Useful world survey, with country-by-country information and links to groups.

Gender Freedom International (GFI)
E-mail:[email protected]
Website: www.
This transgender lobbying group was founded in 1999 in response to escalating human-rights abuses against transgender people in many parts of the world.

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Gender Hope
PO Box 21285, Christchurch.
Tel: (+64) 3 332 1409.

Lesbian Action for Visibility in Aotearoa
PO Box 100049, Christchurch.
Tel/Fax: (+64) 3 329 4115
E-mail: [email protected]

Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
PO Box 9, Darlinghurst NSW 1300.
Tel: (+61) 2 9360 6650;
Fax: (+61) 2 9331 7963.

Grupo Gai da Bahia
Caixa Postal 2552, Salvador, Bahia.
E-mail: [email protected]

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PO Box 17816, London SW14 8WT.
Tel: (+44) 20 8240 0222.
E-mail: [email protected]

46-48 Grosvenor Gardens, London SW1 OEB.
Tel: (+44) 20 7881 9440;
Fax: (+44) 20 7881 9444.
E-mail: [email protected]

EGALE (Equality for Gays and Lesbians),
306-177 Nepean Street, Ottawa, Ontario, K2P 0B4.
Tel: (+1) 613 230 1043;
Fax: (+1) 613 230 9395.

FEDAEPS (Fundacion Ecuatoriana de Ayuda, Educacion y Prevencion del SIDA)
Baquerizo 166 y Tamayo, Quito.
Tel: (+593) 2 223298.
E-mail: [email protected]

Asociacion Entre

Amigos Avenida y Colonia Santa Victoria 50,
Costado Norte Boulevard de los Heroes, San Salvador.
Tel: (+503) 225 4213;
Fax: (+503) 235 1640.
E-mail: [email protected]

Naz Foundation (India) Trust
D-45 Gulmohar Park, New Delhi 110 049.
Tel: (+91) 11 667 328.

Sangini (for women)
c/o The Naz Foundation,
PO Box 3910, Andrews Ganj, New Delhi, 110 040.
Tel: (91) 11 685 1970/71.
E-mail: [email protected]

Gay and Lesbian Equality Network
6 South William Street, Dublin.
E-mail: [email protected]

National Coalition for Gay and Lesbian Equality
PO Box 27811, Yeoville, 2143 Johannesburg.
Tel: (+27) 11 487 3810;
Fax: (+27) 11 487 1670.
E-mail:[email protected]

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
1700 Kalorama Road NW,
Washington DC 20009-2624.
Tel: (+1) 202 332 6483;
Fax: (+1) 202 332 0207.

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe
Private Bag 6131, Avondale, Harare.
E-mail: [email protected]

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