The Brazilian Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual,
Transvestite and Transexual Association – ABGLT, was founded on January 31st 1995, by 31 founding member groups. It is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation.
Today, ABGLT is a national network of 203 organisations, of which 141 are gay, lesbian, and trans groups, and the remaining 62 are “collaborating” organisations involved with human rights and AIDS. ABGLT is the largest GLBT network in Latin America.
ABGLT’s mission is To promote the citizenship and defend the rights of gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and trans persons, in order to contribute towards the construction of a democracy free from any forms of discrimination, affirming the freedom of sexual orientation and gender identities.
Currently ABGLT’s main work fronts include:
- Monitoring the implantation and implementation of the federal government Brazil without Homophobia programme;
- Combating AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases;
- Sexual Orientation and Human Rights in the Mercosur;
- Advocacy for the approval of legislation and ensuring government budgets for affirmative policies for GLBT;
- Capacity-building for lesbians and bisexual women on human rights issues and advocacy;
- Capacity-building for legal professionals on issues relating to LGBT citizenship.
Some of these work fronts are supported by specific projects which are executed by ABGLT through certain of its member organizations.
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