In the midst of a global crackdown on LGBTI rights, your action is needed more than ever this Pride season to help ensure the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people in Canada and around the world are respected, protected, and fulfilled.
Pride festivals are held in communities large and small across Canada from May through September, and Pride season unofficially starts on May 17, the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOT). The Pride movement traces its origins to a riot at New York City’s Stonewall Inn in response to years of police harassment, raids, and violence against members of the LGBTI community. Pride remains a call to action to ensure that LGBTI people can live free from violence and discrimination.
Take action with Amnesty at Pride festivals across Canada this summer.
- TAKE ACTION NOW IN SUPPORT OF LGBTI RIGHTS IN INDONESIA
- TAKE ACTION NOW TO URGE TURKEY TO LIFT THE BAN ON LGBTI EVENTS IN ANKARA
- WRITE A LETTER IN SUPPORT OF ALEJANDRA, A TRANS ASLYUM SEEKER BEING HELD IN IMMIGRATION DETENTION IN THE USA
- WRITE A LETTER IN SUPPORT OF AN LGBTI ASYLUM SEEKER FACING DEPORTATION IN THE USA
- WRITE A LETTER CALLING ON UKRAINE TO PROTECT LGBTI ACTIVIST VITALINA KOVAL
- GATHER PETITION SIGNATURES CALLING ON THE US TO FREE A TRANSGENDER ASYLUM SEEKER
- GATHER PETITION SIGNATURES CALLING FOR JUSTICE FOR LGBTI VICTIMS IN CHECHNYA
- GATHER PETITION SIGNATURES CALLING ON UKRAINE TO PROTECT LGBTI ACTIVIST VITALINA KOVAL
- HOST A FILM SCREENING
- LEARN MORE (AND SEE ALL OUR ACTIONS!)
- HOW TO GET INVOLVED WITH AMNESTY AT PRIDE (INCLUDING HOW TO BE A STELLAR ALLY!)
- ORDER RESOURCES! (including Pride t-shirts and stickers)
Advocating for LGBTI rights is dangerous in many parts of the world, and Amnesty International works closely with human rights defenders to make sure that our advocacy does not harm. For this reason, we often have to open and close actions with little notice. Please check this page regularly throughout Pride season for access to all the latest actions.