It has become increasingly difficult for community-based organizations to operate, a phenomenon frequently referred to as shrinking space for civil society. A report from OutRight Action International analyzes how LGBTIQ organizations across the world are specifically impacted by new laws restricting access to funding, laws equating human rights with the corruption of youth, and laws written to equate activism with threats to national security. Using key data from 864 organizations across the globe, legal analysis of 41 countries, and various case studies, this report provides an overview of the current “Global State of LGBTIQ Organizing.”

“LGBTIQ communities and LGBTIQ civil society leaders are strong and resilient. Yet, this data represents entrenched restrictions on LGBTIQ civil society’s rights,” the report states. “While legal registration is not right for every community-based organization, when it is desired, it should be available without discrimination on the basis of the sexual orientation, gender identity or expression and sex characteristics of the populations that the organization serves.”