My chosen charity is somewhat unknown, called the The Kaleidoscope Trust. Their remit is to uphold the human rights of LGBT people around the world by engaging with lawmakers, ministers and authorities in the UK, Europe and across the Commonwealth (amongst others) to foster change and safeguard LGBT rights.
Did you know that it's illegal to be LGBT in over 78 countries around the world? People are at risk of being imprisoned, attacked by mobs or being sentenced to death because of wanting the freedom to love whoever they want to. I know sometimes we can get a bit jaded about gay rights given that we're lucky enough to live in a country where we have the freedom to be who we are, but the ongoing struggle around the globe is real. Even as recently as January 2015, Russia banned trans people form having driving licences because the government considers being trans a 'psychological' disorder. And at the start of the year a bill was presented to lawmakers in Virginia, USA, that would have allowed anyone to openly discriminate against gay people (it fortunately didn't pass the vote!). So you see, the work that the Kaleidoscope Trust does is essential to ensure that discrimination continues to be stamped out because the sad truth is that the hatred is still rampant in so many corners of the world.
PROUD TO BE SUPPORTING
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