Netherlands: Gender Sexuality Alliances

Students and teachers come together in GSAs to organise activities in their schools regarding sexual orientation and gender identity. Purple Friday (when ...

South Africa: Respect by Men and Women in Blue

Sergent Bonginkosi tells about his increased knowlegde of Human Rights, resulting in more respect for LGBTI in his and his colleagues daily work as police ...

Vietnam: WLW Art Exhibition

‘Exposure’ increases the visibility of WLW. In Hanoi, CSAGA organised an art exhibition called ‘Exposure’ about women-loving women (WLW). ...


Botswana High Court Postpones Ruling on Same-Sex Relations

On Thursday, 14 March 2019, the Botswana High Court heard a case challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a), 164(c) and 167 of the Botswana Penal ...

COC Publishes an English Translation of Report on LGBTI

Seven years after the Fleeing Homophobia report was issued, and four years after the ABC-judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union, Dutch asylum ...

Dutch LGBTI Award for Kevin Jennings

Kevin Jennings, a United States citizen, was awarded the Bob Angelo Medal for his outstanding contribution to the improvement of the position of LGBTI youth ...

This video presents the testimonies of young gay men and lesbian women who participated in a training on self-esteem. Through those trainings, the people who are usually isolated in society, gained confidence and dared to be themselves. They felt part of a diverse and inclusive community, growing through the safe spaces and activities held by the organisation Alternative Burkina, supported by COC Nederland for the past 2 years.

Learn more about there experiences here.

This Story of Change is an illustration of the PRIDE Program.