This branch notes the important work of the Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund to provide vital financial assistance to frontline, grassroots, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights activists working in the countries where being LGBT is illegal, and where people face discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Being gay remains illegal in 76+ countries across the world, and in 10 of these is punishable by death or life imprisonment. Speaking out for LGBT rights in many of these countries comes at immense personal risk.
This branch shares the vision of the Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund of a world of true equality, justice, sexual liberation, and working class unity – free from any form of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity.
This branch resolves to affiliate to the Rainbow International LGBT Activist Solidarity Fund, and we call upon our Regional Councils and National Union to do likewise.