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Friends of Rainka

Establishlishing member services based on identified needs and priorities, we research, gather, analyze and disseminate information. Our aim is to have Zambia view Human rights as indivisible and universal - as is enshrined in international law. Rainka aims to protect, advance and promote the Human Rights of Zambian sexual minorities by...

OutRight Namibia

Out Rights Namibia (ORN) is Namibian LGBTI, MSM and WSW human rights based organisation that was formed in March 2010 by self identified LGBTI, MSM and WSW activists and officially registered in November 2010 as a Trust. ORN advocates as the voice for Lesbian Women/ Gay men/ Bisexuals, Transgender and Intersex people in...

The Inner Circle

The Inner Circle (TIC) was established by a concerned group Muslims in 1996
as an underground social and support group. It started out at the house
of Imam Muhsin Hendricks in the form halqaat (study circles). These study circles still run on a Thursday night and have proven to be very successful in helping Muslims who are queer to...

Coalition of African Lesbians

The Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) is a network of organisations committed to African lesbian equality and visibility. We work to transform Africa into a place where all lesbians enjoy the full range of human rights, secure in the knowledge that we are recognised as full citizens, with rich and diverse cultures, and a significant and...

Behind the Mask (BtM)

Behind the Mask (BtM) is a media NGO that publishes a news website, covering news about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people’s affairs in Africa.

It was formed in May 2000 by Bart Luirink, a Dutch journalist living in both South Africa, and Amsterdam.

Luirink came up with the concept for BtM while he was working...

Gender DynamiX

Gender DynamiX is a Human Rights organisation promoting freedom of expression of gender identity, focusing on transgender, transsexual and gender non-confirming identities.

The organisation was founded in July 2005 by Liesl Theron and her partner, and managed on a volunteer basis for the first two and a half years upon receiving its...

Matrix Support Group

In what has been described by activists as a significant milestone for the Lesotho Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, transgender and Inter-gender (LGBTI) communities, November 2010 saw the registration of MATRIX support group as a Non-Profit Organisation by the Lesotho Law Office.

Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ)

Established in 1990, Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) is one of the oldest, most established, and respected LGBTI rights organisations in southern Africa. GALZ has managed to continue to exist and even grow over the past twenty-one years, despite operating under some challenging political and socio-economic conditions.

Inclusive Affirmative Ministries (IAM)

Inclusive and Affirming Ministries (IAM) was founded in 1995 in Cape Town, South Africa. For the past 15 years, IAM has been the only organisation in southern Africa that specifically targets religious leaders in mainline Christian faith communities to sensitise these leaders to LGBTI issues. IAM works as a catalyst to lobby and encourage faith...


The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) is a coalition of LGBT/MSM-led organisations across sub-Saharan Africa established in 2009 and working to (1) address the disproportionate effect of the HIV epidemic on MSM and LGBT; (2) to redress the human rights violations these populations face on the continent; (3) and to increase the...

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