Global Partnerships Program

There are millions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people around the world who are gaining visibility and fighting for their rights, but many still live in fear and isolation. Others survive under the rule of governments that criminalize their identities. HRC Global envisions a world where LGBTQ people are ensured equality and embraced as full members of society.

Key Programs


HRC Global leverages HRC knowledge and expertise to support and strengthen the efforts of LGBTQ movements and organizations around the world.


HRC Global influences partners with policymakers in the U.S. government and in international organizations, including the U.N., the World Bank, and the OAS, to protect and defend the human rights of LGBTQ people around the world.

Global Innovative Advocacy Summit

HRC Global convenes established and emerging global LGBTQ leaders to share innovative approaches to advocacy that have changed, or have the potential to change, the societies where advocates work.

Global Fellows

HRC Global identifies outstanding established and emerging global LGBTQ leaders and brings them to Washington, D.C. in order to work alongside HRC staff, build their leadership skills, and return to their countries to continue LGBTQ advocacy work.

Thought Leadership

HRC Global informs and educates HRC membership, boards, staff and external partners about key global LGBTQ developments, trends, risks and opportunities. We do this through research articles, a quarterly newsletter, country briefings and reports.