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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.

National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission

NGLHRC will engage with the potent elements of law, culture and politics to advance the full participation, equality and inclusion of LGBTIQ individuals in the Kenyan democratic state. Visit their blog:

The Bayard Project

The Bayard Project is a support group based in Leeds, interested in the issues of BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) LGBT communities (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender), and also others who may feel marginalised. TBP's mission is to break stigma and traditional ideas about gender, sexuality and heteronormative culture within the BME community. The group advocates for inclusion and equality of all persons regardless of sexuality or gender and provides a safe space for queer people to meet and form a sense of community.

Bi's of Colour

Bi's of Colour are a welcoming and supportive group for bisexuals who identify as Black, Minority Ethnic or Mixed Heritage.

Gala Uganda

Gala Initiative Uganda, also known as simply Gala Uganda, is an NGO formed in 2001 in Uganda, designed to improve the lives and to increase the visibility of LGBT people in Uganda. In 2013, Gala decided to change its focus from handling LGBTI issues in general to tackling specifically matters related to Bisexuals. The organisation maintains their Facebook and Twitter, in addition to the abandoned, yet very informative website:

Angel of Youths

Angel of Youths is a Leeds-based organisation helping young people between 16-30 years old, from poor/less privileged background, to build community development projects around their passions/culture. The organisation supports them to build their dream careers and attain their desired lifestyles.

Freedom and Roam Uganda

Freedom and Roam Uganda (FARUG) is a Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LBTI) organization which was established in 2003 by a group of fully fledged lesbians who were constantly harassed, insulted and discriminated by a misinformed society, and who were touched by the plight of their sisters and brothers of the same sex orientation. It is a member based, non registered organization, with a secretariat in Kampala. FARUG is also a feminist organization run of feminist principles.


Zambarau is a community organisation run by and for LGBTQI people of African descent. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for Black LGBTQI people. The organisation strives to empower, encourage self-respect, heighten self-awareness, instil confidence and raise self-esteem. Zambarau's activities include general support, peer support and social networking.

Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana

Lesbians, Gays and Bisexuals of Botswana (LEGABIBO) was founded in 1998. The organisation advocates the rights of the LGBTI community – lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people. LEGABIBO raises awareness, educates on health and psycho-social support, and mediates between the LGBTI community and others.

National Black Justice Coalition

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a US-based civil rights organization dedicated to empowering Black lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. NBJC’s mission is to end racism and homophobia. As America’s leading national Black LGBT civil rights organization focused on federal public policy, NBJC has accepted the charge to lead Black families in strengthening the bonds and bridging the gaps between the movements for racial justice and LGBT equality.


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