A new social media platform is speeding up gay rights and advancing the lives and freedom of millions.
In some 76 countries being lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) is considered a crime, and in no less than 10 countries it is legal grounds for life imprisonment or execution. The same scary statistics reveal that one transgender person is murdered every 16 hours, while only 10 countries in the world recognise marriage equality.
With a mission to build a world where no person will have to sacrifice family or freedom, safety or dignity, because of who they are and whom they love, All Out is building a global community that responds to discrimination and violence aimed at LGBT individuals.
The world’s first transnational online gay rights organisation was founded by Andre Banks and Jeremy Heimans. The duo focused on conceiving an innovative model to pool some of the world’s leading experts and practitioners in order to fund, launch and accelerate the growth and possibilities of new social movement organisations.
From the halls of government to corporate boardrooms, from newsrooms to living rooms, All Out members are making their voices heard and supporting and amplifying the work of existing local and international LGBT organisations. With over 1.8 million supporters at present, the online platform is promoting love and equality everywhere.
All Out is an independent movement that relies on the support from its members to grow and thrive. The non-profit organisation uses donations to fund campaign work all around the world.
All Out is a finalist in the Community category of the INDEX: Award 2013.