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May 14, 2014

All proceeds from the song will go to the Russian LGBT Network, international LGBT campaigning charity Kaleidoscope Trust, and the youth transgender Mermaids charity

A new charity song celebrating LGBTI rights is out to warm your heart.

The song, by British lesbian group The L Project, is dedicated to ‘everyone who has suffered as a result of LGBT bullying, abuse or inequality.

All proceeds from the song will go to the Russian LGBT Network, international LGBT campaigning charity Kaleidoscope Trust, and the youth transgender Mermaids charity.

'Diversity and love is a message everyone can get behind', believes Georgey Payne, one of the project's coordinators.

February 7, 2014

The story of a Russian arrested and persecuted for his sexuality, forcing him to seek asylum, is told in the new play

A Russian gay man is locked up and abused for his sexuality, forcing him to flee to London for asylum in a new play highlighting LGBTI-rights abuses as the Sochi Winter Olympics start.

'In the Thrice Ninth Kingdom, by Michael Yale, is being staged in London to support the Kaleidoscope Trust, an international LGBTI charity.

The play was inspired by the passing and consequences of Russia’s 2013 law, banning 'propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations amongst minors', and used to crack down on LGBTI people, leading to arrests and violence.

November 11, 2013

A coalition of over 20 LGBTI rights groups from across the Commonwealth of Nations has released a report outlining the tragic situation for LGBTIs living in most of its member nations

LGBTI rights groups from across the former British Empire have joined forces to highlighting the plight of LGBTIs in many Commonwealth member states during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Colombo, Sri Lanka this week.

Homosexuality is still illegal in 41 of the 53 Commonwealth member states and the groups, including Australia’s Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation, have come together to release a damning report which demands Commonwealth leaders take action to stop widespread human rights abuses against LGBTI people.

October 15, 2013

Australia’s first openly gay judge of its highest court has joined the Australian branch of the UK’s Kaleidoscope Trust as its first official patron

The Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation, formerly known as the Kaleidoscope Trust Australia, today announced that The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, the first Justice of the High Court of Australia to come out as gay, has been appointed as the organization’s inaugural patron.

The Kaleidoscope Human Rights Foundation began as a daughter organization of the UK based Kaleidoscope Trust but recently incorporated as a separate organization.

Both groups are dedicated to advancing the cause of LGBT equality around the world.

December 21, 2012

LGBT rights advocate, Maurice Tomlinson, explains his legal challenges to Belize and Trinidad anti-gay laws

It’s getting cold in the global north and some lucky souls will be able to get away for a few days (or weeks) in the sun.

The Caribbean is usually a very popular vacation destination for northerners because of the variety of leisure options available to suit just about every taste.

December 18, 2012

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar promises to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people

Trinidad and Tobago's prime minister has promised to put an end to gay hate in the country's proposed national gender policy.

Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar revealed her plan to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people against discrimination in a private letter to gay rights campaigner Lance Price, obtained by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian.

Price, who is the executive director of UK-based LGBT group Kaleidoscope Trust, confirmed he received the letter but refused to comment on its contents.

July 6, 2012

Global giant Google searches for a way to make the world a better place for lesbians, gays and bisexuals with new campaign

Google is launching a new campaign calling on countries to ‘Legalize Love’ – making it legal to be lesbian, gay or bisexual around the world.

The campaign, which will officially launch tomorrow (7 July), is likely to start by focusing on Poland and Singapore but eventually spread to every country where Google has an office around the world.

It will tackle places where it is illegal to be gay, or where there are other anti-gay laws or where the culture is homophobic.

July 5, 2012

British human rights minister is backing the Kaleidoscope Trust's gay rights campaign

British human rights minister Jeremy Browne is backing Kaleidoscope Trust’s campaign ‘Imagine if it were illegal for you to be you’.

The global gay rights charity launched a campaign with a mock protest at Westminster by the actor and presenter John Barrowman yesterday (4 July).

The video shows footage of people being persecuted and attacked for things they cannot help, like having blue eyes or being short.

July 3, 2012

LGBT US flag tribute to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on 4 July

US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, has been honored with a unique work of art for her gay rights work.

International gay organization Kaleidoscope Trust has given her a huge American flag with the full text of her historic speech to the United Nations, where she called for global LGBT rights, sewn into it.

The US ambassador to the United Kingdom, Louis Susman, received the flag at the American embassy today in advance of Independence Day, 4 July tomorrow.

June 27, 2012

US Secretary of State will reportedly not attend Pride London gala dinner where she will be honored with gay rights accolade

Hillary Clinton will not be in London to accept her World Pride award in person, according to reports.

June 27, 2012

International conference on LGBT human rights in the Commonwealth is to be hosted by Pride London next week

London is bringing activists from around the world together next week for a summit on how to decriminalize gay sex across the Commonwealth.

The city's pride bosses, who are hosting the World Pride festival this year, have teamed up with gay international organization, Kaleidoscope Trust and the Human Dignity Trust to tackle homophobia in the Commonwealth.

May 18, 2012

The US Secretary of State sends 'powerful' message to world on gay rights as four men are due to be hanged for sodomy in Iran

World Pride organizers say Hillary Clinton's formal acceptance of a gay rights award sends a 'powerful' and 'poignant' message to the world as four men in Iran await execution for sodomy.

Pride London and global LGBT organization Kaleidoscope Trust will honor the US Secretary of State with the World LGBT Award at a star-studded black tie dinner in the British capital for World Pride on 5 July.

May 4, 2012

London honors US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with LGBT award as it hosts World Pride 2012

Pride London and global LGBT organization Kaleidoscope Trust will be honoring US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton with the World LGBT Award this July at a gala dinner to celebrate World Pride 2012.

The British capital is hosting World Pride this year, along with the Olympics. Gay Star News is the official news site of the pride festival.

The Dine with Pride cocktail reception and gala dinner on 5 July is set to be a star-studded black tie fundraiser for Pride London.

May 1, 2012

John Bercow, House of Commons Speaker, will celebrate IDAHO with lecture on LGBT equality and human rights

Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow will speak about his ‘personal journey’ in supporting gay rights in a lecture marking the International Day against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHO).

The MP will take time out from keeping the UK's rowdy politicians in check during parliamentary debates on 16 May to give a talk on international LGBT equality and human rights.

January 4, 2012

Emma Thompson and Michael Palin among Kaleidoscope Trust star supporters 

Celebrities including Emma Thompson, Michael Palin and Sarah Waters have backed a gay human rights group.

The UK-based Kaleidoscope Trust, which campaigns for the rights of LGBT people worldwide, revealed its star supporters in its annual newsletter this week.

Stephen Fry and DJ Paul Gambaccini were also among the organisation’s high profile supporters.

Lance Price, director and founder of the Kaleidoscope Trust, thanked the stars for their backing.