Ark Communes

Ark communes is a new self-help initiative of LGBTIQs in Kenya who are asylum seekers and refugees, seeking resettlement. A pilot group of 45 members live together in two separate communal houses with agreed rules, a daily schedule and elected leaders.

African Human Rights Coalition

African Human Rights Coalition ties together agencies, organizations, individuals, and media from around the world for African LGBTI advocacy and direct relief. Its ultimate goal is to help LGBTI Africans in the pursuit of happiness, self-empowerment, and economic stability, whether in Africa or abroad.

Derbyshire Positive Support

Derbyshire Positive Support is a charity set up in 1991 to provide support and care to individuals living with and affected by HIV. The organisation's activities include education around HIV and other sexually transmitted infections, rapid HIV tests, legal advice, peer support, and more.

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum

Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum (NNRF) is an independent voluntary organisation and registered charity set up in 2000 to work with and for refugees and asylum seekers in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire offering practical advice, information, support and friendship and also campaigning on issues affecting them. NNRF seeks to support asylum seekers and refugees in Nottingham & Nottinghamshire to gain fair and just outcomes, rebuild their lives and integrate into society.

Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya

Gay and Lesbian Coalition of Kenya (GALCK), also known as Kenya Gays and Lesbian Trust (KEGALE), is an organisation founded in 2008, working to ensure that "Kenya's anti-LGBTI laws are repealed and protective laws for LGBTI people are enacted. In addition, GALCK provides legal advice and assistance to LGBTI people who are victims of Kenya's existing anti-LGBTI laws or who are victims of physical violence or any form of discrimination that may be related to their known or presumed sexual orientation."

Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law

The Coalition was established in October 2009 in response to the tabling of a now notorious Anti-Homosexuality Bill in the Ugandan Parliament. Its primary objectives are to see the Bill dropped from the Parliament's agenda, to pro-actively contribute to elaborating a positive sexual rights agenda for Uganda, and to strengthen the capacity of civil society to engage in and contribute to these debates.

Sexual Minorities Uganda

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) is an umbrella non-governmental organization based in Kampala, Uganda. SMUG advocates for the protection and promotion of human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Ugandans. It was formed in 2004 and today the network comprises 18 organizations all working to advocate for rights of LGBTI.

African Institute for Social Development

African Institute for Social Development is a volunteer, African-led community organisation that enables Africans to access health services, information, support and skills opportunities. AISD works in collaboration with local, regional and national authorities to reduce the rate of ill health, HIV and sexual health infections. The organisation helps Africans and other ethnic minorities to live better and to fully participate in the UK society.

Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team

Asylum Support and Immigration Resource Team (ASIRT) is a not-for-profit advocacy organisation working to support asylum seekers, refugees and other people in the West Midlands who are or have been subject to immigration control. ASIRT provides prompt, independent advice on immigration and asylum, following this up with casework, the submission of representations to the Home Office, welfare support and Tribunal representation.

Rainbows Across Borders

Rainbows Across Borders is a voluntary self-help group for lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers who are fleeing persecution of oppressive homophobic/transphobic regimes. The group supports the work of campaigning groups and charities and refers members to those that campaign and provide legal and other support services for asylum seekers. The group is based in Croydon.


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