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hrf_lgbti_blueprint-cover-webHow to Protect LGBTI Persons around the World from Violence: Blueprint for the Next Administration

by The Council for Global Equality and Human Rights First

This blueprint aims to realize some of the objectives of the presidential memorandum, which instructs U.S. government agencies engaged abroad to take steps to promote the rights of LGBTI people, by offering concrete recommendations to implement these strategies by addressing both the immediate threats of violence to LGBTI persons, as well as the longer-term challenges of strengthening state responses to this problem.


Accessing U.S. Embassies: A Guide for LGBT Human Rights DefendersAccessing U.S. Embassies: A Guide for LGBT Human Rights Defenders

by The Council for Global Equality

The guide highlights the various diplomatic tools that U.S. embassies use to advance a range of human rights and development objectives, from diplomatic “démarches,” to support for LGBT refugees to the drafting of the annual human rights report that is required of every U.S. embassy.  It also looks at various opportunities that exist for U.S. embassies to support, both technically and financially, LGBT advocates in host countries.

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oae2011-refguideReference Guide for LGBT Employee Overseas Relocations

by The Council for Global Equality and Human Rights Campaign

Many countries in the world, including the United States, do not have federal anti-discrimination protections for sexual orientation or gender identity. This brochure highlights those countries as well as lists the countries that provide their citizens the right to bring their same-sex partner into their country legally.



pepfar-report-final-1How Ideology Trumped Science: Why PEPFAR Failed to Meet its Potential

by Scott Evertz in partnership with The Council for Global Equality and The Center for American Progress

In this report, Washington insider Scott Evertz takes a serious look at the politics of one of our country’s signature foreign assistance programs. Scott is the former director of President George W. Bush’s Office of National AIDS Policy and an openly gay Republican, and his analysis reflects a degree of experience and honesty that is too often obscured by the rigid ideology and partisan policymaking that have—up until now—been the cornerstones of PEPFAR and the Bush administration’s bilateral funding strategy. Full Report

LGBT and Other Marginalized Communities:Vital Components of Sound Development Assistance Policies

Marginalized communities are often scorned by society and ignored by their own governments. Those composed of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals are frequently targeted for violence and discrimination. For our developmental assistance strategies to succeed, the Council for Global Equality believes our assistance priorities must embrace the rights and needs of these communities. Full Report

oae_report_coverAnchoring Equality: How U.S. Corporations Can Build Equal and Inclusive Global Workforces

A decade into this millennium, the American corporate workplace increasingly reflects fair-minded human resource policies that support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) employees and their families. The number of companies scoring 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index has increased from 13 in 2002, the first reporting year, to 305 in the 2010 report. Many companies now recognize that LGBT-inclusive workplace policies – from salaries to benefits, and from training and mentoring to employee resource groups – not only are the right thing to do, but are in the best business interests of the corporation. Full Report

More Publications from the Council for Global Equality

The Bush Administration's Final Policy Failure at the UN: A Transition Policy Paper, December 2008
    Transition Policies and Appointments: Council for Global Equality Recommendations
    LGBT Foreign Policy Project Discussion Paper
    Focus Group Report